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?
Living a healthy and independent life is something we hope for as we start to grow older. A young individual may think nothing of climbing up or down a flight of stairs and will most likely labeled this as a mundane task. If you consider an older individual, then this task of climbing or descending a flight of stairs might offer a significant challenge.
Hey are you a fan of tennis? Well of course you are! And you surely must have been watching the madness unfold during the Wimbledon Tournament! A total of 11 players have dropped out of the tournament, some due to injuries regarding their ankles and knees. Twelve seeds fell, including seven former No. 1s — none more shocking than defending champion Roger Federer.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy solution is a high concentration of platelets isolated and concentrated by the use of a bidirectional centrifuge. The most important function of platelets for many years was thought to aid in clotting of blood. Currently, this may represent the least important function since platelets contain a significant number of growth factors. PRP is increasingly used to speed up tendon and ligament healing after injury or surgery. Platelets are an important part of the bodies healing response after injury and their concentrated growth factors are the theoretical reasons behind the use of PRP.
Have you been feeling aches and pains in your joints? Noticing that “Father Time” has been knocking on your door? Or those simple tasks such as walking up a flight of stairs, lifting grocery bags or even taking a jump shot have now become daunting or next to impossible tasks? Well, you don’t have to fret any longer; thanks to innovative new procedures in regenerative medicine you can once again perform those tasks at ease.
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