2. PRP as “individual therapy”
The so called “PRP Therapy” or “Plasma Therapy” is not a type of stem cell therapy nor is made of stem cells. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a fraction of plasma prepared from a blood sample to containing a concentration of platelets above baseline that under certain conditions will release “growth factors” that can stimulate the growth of stem cells and healing.
Who can consider a PRP therapy alone?
PRP therapy by itself relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, This PRP therapy is a non-surgical approach and takes approximately one hour including preparation and recovery time. Most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure. . Most cases of soft tissue injuries or disease, especially in the early stage, can be approach with PRP therapy alone, especially in the early stage.
Shoulder: Arthritis, rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, instability
Wrist/Hand: Arthritis, wrist or finger tendinitis, ligament tears or dysfunction of the fingers, DeQuervaine’s tenosynovitis
Elbow: Tennis & Golfers elbow
Hip: ITB Syndrome, bursitis, tears, Piriformis Syndrome, arthritis Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Knee: Arthritis, meniscus tears, partially torn or strained major ligaments of knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), patellar tendinitis, chondromalaci patella
Ankle/Foot: Arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, recurrent ankle sprains, peroneal and other foot or ankle tendinitis
What are the expected results?
PRP therapy is highly effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible. ISCELLI physicians apply their expertise to create an integrated treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs. Schedule your PRP Therapy consultation to learn the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and if it is right for you.