Does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy actually work? Well just ask Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley. According to USA sports today the pitcher states that "I'm certainly a believer in it right now," says Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley, who thought he was headed for Tommy John (elbow ligament replacement) surgery last summer.
Regenerative cells derived from autologous bone marrow may show promise in various orthopedic applications. The autologous bone marrow concentrate therapy is when your own adult bone marrow is used to isolate stem cells. The stem cells are used to repair damaged ligaments, cartilage, discs, muscles, nerves and bones.
National Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th celebrating the contributions of American citizens from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their Independence on September 15th.
It’s finally happening football season is here! But, don’t’ get too excited because it has been filled with a multitude of injuries to many players in both the NCAA and NFL. One injury that stands out is Malcolm Mitchell’s knee Injury. The Georgia wide receiver suffered from a season-ending ACL Tear in his touchdown celebration.
Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) is another regenerative therapy that helps to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and moderate to severe osteoarthritis. This regenerative therapy is similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), in the regards that it harnesses your own body’s natural healing process by using regenerative cells found in a patient’s own bone marrow.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it’s characterized by the breakdown of the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints; also known as articular cartilage. The degradation of this cartilage will eventually lead to the destruction of the joint resulting in osteoarthritis.
A recent publication from the American Journal of Sports Medicine, demonstrates that Platelet-Rich Plasma significantly improves the prognosis of patients with chronic tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow. Elbow tenderness and pain with resisted wrist extension are common symptoms of lateral epicondylar tendinopathy, also known as “tennis elbow.”
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson had to be lifted off New York City’s Citi Field on a stretcher on July 24, due a fractured fibula and deltoid ligament. Timmy underwent successful surgery and needs need around four months to completely recover from the injury. In addition, I believe that he is a viable candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease affecting the synovial joint, resulting in the loss the protective cartilage layer at the end of the 2 bones forming the joint. Some of these changes, however, may be reversed by the use of single or combined growth factors. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is being used as an alternative to invasive surgery for those that are suffering from osteoarthritis.
If you’re a Yankees fan then you are already bummed about the season and also the latest news revolving around Derek Jeter. The epitome of shortstops has been placed on the on the disabled list with a Grade 1 right quadriceps strain. And to make matters worse Alex Rodriguez will not return from the disabled list because he too has a grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps. Talk about bad timing right?
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