The XXII Olympic Winter Games are finally underway! In this year’s Winter Olympics more than 2,500 athletes from 88 countries will compete for 294 medals in 15 winter sports. Another fascinating finding in this year’s event is that platelet rich plasma treatment is approved for athletes,
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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