Muscle and joint injuries are a common cause of severe long-term pain and disability. Increasing in popularity in sports medicine is the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to promote and enhance healing. Platelet rich plasma treatment is offered here in Birmingham.
The prominence provided by professional athletes in a variety of fields including football, baseball, basketball, figure skating, and golf who promote PRP therapy with faster return to competition after a joint injury, has brought increased exposure to PRP therapy as a desirable treatment for a wide range of sports-related injuries, compared to the more traditional treatment approach that may involve medications, physical therapy, or surgery. Here Dynamic Regenerative Medicine we also offer platelet rich plasma therapy in Solihull , Henley In Arden at our osteopathic clinic .
Platelet rich plasma therapy PRP therapy offered here in Birmingham has been around for the past two decades primarily used to improve wound healing and bone grafting procedures in several clinical areas including neurosurgery; oral, periodontal, cosmetic, and maxillofacial surgery; otolaryngology; head and neck surgery; urology; orthopedic/spinal surgery; and cardiothoracic and general surgery. More recently PRP therapy has gained prominence among The treatment of muscle pain and joint pain, commonly with sports medicine specialists , professional athletes, and increasingly among individuals engaged in recreational sports. Thus, Due to the promotional properties of speeding up healing and recovery and reducing down time.
According to senior orthopedic surgical specialists, the use of PRP has increased, in large part due to new devices that enable fast preparation in outpatient clinics. There is always a risk of infection with any injection, and some have reported increased pain or inflammation at the injection site, but otherwise the risks with PRP are minimal.
Evidence from studies that show a positive benefit of PRP is of course circumstantial. One study (Which will be posted here shortly on the following blog with Dynamic Regenerative Medicine ) involved 75 patients with acute muscle injuries who were randomly allocated to PRP therapy combined with a rehabilitation program or a rehabilitation program only. The study reported that patients in the PRP group achieved full recovery significantly earlier than controls (P=.001). Furthermore, significantly lower pain scores were observed in the PRP group. Similar results were reported in a study involving 28 patients with hamstring injuries. The PRP group gained full recovery significantly earlier than controls (P=.02).
Platelet-rich plasma therapy offered here in Birmingham is most commonly used to treat chronic tendon injuries (tendinopathies), including elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles and knee tendons, and acute ligamentous injuries , also, joint pain and degenerative conditions like early onset arthritis. Sports medicine clinics are also offering PRP treatments for acute injuries such as acute muscle tears, knee ligament tears, and ankle sprains.
Some of the advantages of PRP therapy that have been reported include its natural healing process, the ease of preparation and administration, safety and cost effectiveness. PRP has also been reported to reduce pain through the effects of bioactive molecules and growth factors.
Overall, a clear evidence exists for the benefit PRP therapy and more robust evidence from clinical trials and underway.
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