PRP therapy is a simple treatment option that has been used by doctors since the mid-1900s to aid bone healing, encourage tissue recovery after a surgical procedure, and speed up healing after a spinal injury. Even if it was used back then, many people didn’t really know about it or how it works. But everything changed when golf legend, Tiger Woods and other professional athletes signed up for the procedure to address everything from torn tendons to acute injuries.
As you guessed, due to the attention of the public to the procedure, it became popular in Singapore and other parts of the word. The obvious reason for this is that the procedure can help address everything from hair loss to knee pain. So, if you don’t know about it, you are going to benefit from this write-up. More information about platelet rich plasma injections can be found here.
The following article by Carina Storrs unveils some important details about the effectiveness of PRP.
Is Platelet-Rich Plasma an Effective Healing Therapy?
Torn tendons, muscles and ligaments plague athletes in many types of sports. In attempts to help heal the wounded tissue, some athletes, both amateur and professional, have turned to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Read more here.
You likely now have an overview of what PRP is all about, and if it is effective. You also now know some sports stars and professional athletes that have signed up for it. But do you know how the procedure is carried out and the conditions it can be used to address? If you don’t, then you should read the next article carefully.
This article by Wikipedia shed light use, effect, composition, and manufacture of PRP.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. Evidence for benefit is poor as of 2016. Read more here.
You surely now know how PRP has been used over the last couple of years, its side effects and how it is made. You also know now that it is going to cost you between 500 to 2000 dollars to sign up for it. Before giving it a try, it is wise that you first do some research to learn more about its level of effectiveness, if it is painful, and how it is injected.
The following article by Jonathan Cluett, MD sheds light on some important things you need to know before undergoing the procedure.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a treatment used for a variety of common orthopedic conditions. PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood and these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries. Read more here.
You definitely now know how PRP is obtained, how the procedure is carried and if it is painful or not. You also now know that it is not a recommended option for individuals on coagulation medications, or those suffering bleeding disorders, cancer, or who have an active infection.
PRP is now a popular treatment option for hair loss, rotator cuff, tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, and Petellar tendonitis, just to name a few.
However, the level of effectiveness of the procedure is unknown. Granted, there have been reports of several successful cases, but it is difficult to know, at this time, if it is better or worse than other treatments out there.
Presently, numerous studies are being carried out to determine how effective it really is. In the main time, feel free to give it a try, as it is non-invasive, and have zero downtime. You never know, the procedure may be able to address your issue.