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Is platelet rich plasma, a remedy for your ailments

Overview

Platelet rich plasma also known as PRP is an essence that is known to stimulate healing when delivered, plasma is an element found in blood that posses growth factors and proteins that facilitate blood clotting and regeneration of new cells. As the PRP is more concentrated than the normal blood, it is observed, by injecting the concentrated platelet rich plasma into the areas to be treated will increase regeneration of the new cells and quick healing

Application of Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair loss; PRP treatment facilitates hair growth and reduces hair loss when injected into the scalp

Tendon injuries; for chronic tendon problems, including tennis elbow, ankle sprains, jumper’s knee and patella tendon knee

Acute injuries; Treating temporary pains and injuries PRP treatment has worked wonders, injuries arising from sports such as muscle sprains ankle sprains and knee

Post operative repair: after surgeries PRP is injected into the site of injury in order to repair tissues and the torn tendons and ligaments such as rotator cuff tears

Osteoarthritis: PRP as compared to the steroid injections are more productive in the conditions of severe knee arthritis and osteoarthritis

Preparation and Procedure

Preparing the Platelet rich plasma injection is not a long procedure, it just takes a few steps

The blood is drawn from the patient’s body and spun into a high speed centrifuge for 15 minutes, so that the all the blood components, including plasma, red and white blood cells and platelets are separated, and concentrated to 3 times higher than the normal blood, the concentrated blood is then injected into the site of injury, X-ray guidance is used to direct the needle to the targeted area

Side effects

As there are certain risks attached with any procedure followed by injections, however, PRP involves elements that are drawn from the patient’s own blood, hence the risks of allergic reactions are minimal as compared to other injections with steroids.  Some commonly observed complication includes;

  • Infections in the injected area
  • Nerve pinching
  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Tissue damage

Recovery

When PRP treatment is given following the injury or any surgical procedure the physician might advise you to rest the area, however you can also continue with your routinely activities soon after the PRP treatment. The PRP injections are responsible to provide you with instant relief, however the complete recovery process will continue for weeks to months

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How To Avoid Hip Replacement Surgery Using Stem Cell Treatment

Involved in much of the bodily movements, the hip injury is particularly very painful. Being the largest joint in the body, the hip joint handles a lot of pressure of the body.

There are a variety of disorders that lead to chronic hip pain. After a proper diagnosis if due to a specific problem this pain arises then this makes stem cell treatment a very balanced option. It mostly happens that hip pain is because of some another source, for say low back pain. Or in some cases degenerative osteoarthritis may also lead to this type of excruciating pain.

Being a cartilage capsule the hip labrum lines the femoral neck. This is the area that gets damaged or torn. In order to get this issue resolved surgery is being performed. This depicts an increase in surgery, though keeping in consideration the recovery period and the side effects it should not at all be an option.

Efforts for Healthy Hip Restoration

With the strength to be normal and healthy once again, there come the efforts with which each and every issue can be resolved, and if in case not cured then there is at least alleviation in pain. Out of lack of awareness and knowledge, people opt for hip replacement surgery and they get frustrated when they see no improvement in their previous and present condition. And if in case some improvement is observed then it is not permanent.

In your body, stem cells are everywhere, having the ability to transform in that particular cell that needs repairing. With them, you will find easy movement in your hip joint as with stem cell it is possible to restore and replace the old damaged tissue with the new healthy ones. So, why opt for a treatment that is risky, why not go for something that makes the most of your own body, making itself an all in all no harmful treatment.

The Boost of Stem Cells

By not opting for the hip replacement surgery and opting for stem cells, your body gets an acceleration of more tools required for repairing the damage. In the end an increased mobility and a significant decrease in pain is observed. Same as stem cell, PRP has the same benefits, but it is a different method. Platelet Rich Plasma is basically a e filled plasma that is rich in platelets. These are the one found in blood, containing over 30 growth factors that help in the healing of tissue damage, cuts, and wounds.

No, For Hip Replaement Surgery

You may freely opt for stem cell or PRP treatment as both are non-invasive and organic. Unlike in the hip replacement surgery or surgery of any kind, there will no overnight stays in the hospital and the patient will be able to leave right after the procedure. Throughout the world, now stem cell therapy and PRP treatments are used resolve all issues from hip pain to any other kind granting much relief and immediate return to a normal and healthy life.

Schedule an Appointment

Expert in all pain management modalities, Dr. Zaki Anwar, at Chicago Stem Cell treats thousands of patients suffering from acute hip pain. For any query relating to this or if you are looking for an appointment, you may contact Dr. Anwar at 815-464-7212.