Tag: PRP

New hope for arthritic knees; PRP and other effective options you need to know about.

New hope for arthritic knees; PRP and other effective options. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is being wildly promoted to help heal and reduce pain in damaged muscle and tissue much more efficiently than with other methods. A recent study suggests that it is an effective treatment for knee pain in a mildly arthritic joint. According to Wikipedia; “Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation: PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.” Our office Read More »

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure? Some of our patient who run have experienced PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy which is promoted as a way of healing weakened tissues so they no longer hurt. Apparently, as per an article in the Daily News, the benefits are as follows: “speed healing and quickly get runners back to running, to cut healing times by half or more to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, Achilles tendondosis, plantar faciitis, tendonititis of the elbow, shoulder ailments, meniscus and labral tears in shoulders, knees Read More »