PRP treatment can prove a Silver Bullet in healing injuries

  March 9th 2018    Blog

The autologous PRP therapy is gaining popularity in sports medicine for its cutting edge properties of enhancing healing. The Platelet Rich Plasma is not a new concept. Over the past two decades, PRP treatment has been carried out to enhance wound healing and bone affixing procedure in several clinical areas including neurosurgery, periodontal, head and neck surgery, urology and spinal surgery. In recent years PRP therapy has gained eminence among sports medicine specialists, professionals, athletes and individuals who are engaged in recreational sports and activities
According to Zaki Anwar, MD Pain Management specialist and Anesthesiologist at the Chicago Stem Cell Therapy Center” The use of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has elevated in large number because of the involvement of new devices that allows the quick formulation to satisfy the outpatient setting. It is as quick as in half an hour you can get your PRP injections administered”
However, there are some risks of infections with the intervention of any injection and some patients complain for increased pain and inflammation, nonetheless the risks of PRP are negligible
Platelet rich plasma is the blood rich in platelet concentration and can be formulated from blood drawn from the patients’ own body. During the Centrifugation process the platelets are separated from other components such as red blood cells and plasma in the blood and recombined with the remaining blood, which is then injected into the targeted area
In addition to platelets, PRP is rich in growth factors that exhibit wonderful abilities in improving the bone and soft tissue healing. Research studies have shown that PRP can boost and enhance healing by stimulating the same biological mechanism that process healing after injury
Summary and Clinical Applicability
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is now commonly used to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including lateral epicondylosis, plantar Fasciitis, Achilles and Patellar Tendiopathies and other acute tendon injuries. PRP has become an active remedy in treating sports injuries such as acute muscle tears, ligament tears and ankle sprains. In the lights of above statement PRP therapy enjoys distinctiveness from other treatments because of its natural healing process, ease of preparation, treatment and are relatively safe along with pocket friendliness. The pain is reported alleviated with the effects of bio active molecules and growth factors from PRP therapy
Risks and complications
Dr. Zaki Anwar, MD warns that each patient and arising injury is unique, hence it is vital to discuss any treatment with your physician

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