Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Rafael Nadal’s injured wrist may have effected his play in the U.S. Open Nadal was upset by Lucas Rouille in the fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open. One of Nadal’s go to treatments is Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy. Nadal has actually used both PRP Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy as treatment.
These treatments are great because they offer a non-surgical alternatives to surgery for complicated injuries. Both treatments are homeopathic in that they use the material from a patient’s own body to heal their wrist injury. Dr. Benjamin Bieber applies both Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy for wrist injuries and his patients are having tremendous success in healing wrist pain.
PRP Therapy is derived from the platelets found in the blood. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma has over 30 growth factors that actively repair damaged muscle, ligament, and tendon tissue. PRP is great for repairing blood vessel damage as well
Stem Cell Therapy applies the use of stem cells derived from either fat tissue or bone marrow. Stem Cells are everywhere in a person’s body and act as a neutral cell that can transform into any other type of cell. When an injury occurs, the stem cells are signaled by the brain to transform into new healthy tissue
Adding A Boost Of PRP
During a severe injury, there often aren’t enough of the healing properties needed to fully repair the traumatic injury. This is why surgery is recommended. Fortunately, by adding either PRP or Stem Cells to the injured area it is possible to provide the much needed additional boost of healing materials that can help the injury fully repair. This way the patient does not have to undergo surgery and it’s long-term rehabilitation.
Both PRP and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming extremely popular and used by athletes around the world. Some athletes that have used either PRP or Stem Cell Therapy include Tiger Woods, Matt Forte, Victor Cruz, Kobe Bryant, and Alex Rodriguez.
The great part about these treatment is that there aren’t any downsides. If the treatment works, then it is great but if not, there is no harm done to the wrist. The best thing you can do is try this treatment first before undergoing surgery or allowing the injury too much time to heal on it’s own risking long-term symptoms.
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By Benjamin Bieber