Saturday, September 15, 2018

PRP THERAPY - AN EASY WAY TO HEAL BETTER AND FASTER

WHAT IS A PRP THERAPY?

The term PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma therapy. It is a new treatment method that works with one's own body's natural systems that are needed to accelerate healing. PRP therapy is the preparation of supplying patient's own blood that is injected at the injured site which ultimately promotes faster healing of sports injuries like sprains, mild arthritis and tendinitis. This method is mostly preferred by sports personalities. Because, when there is an injury; they need a speedy recovery when compared to normal people. PRP therapy could definitely reduce the healing process from months to weeks.

Who is benefitted the most with PRP?

Mainly, the sports personalities, who wanted the injury to be healed within the stipulated timeframe to go back to the next game or tournament. Hence, they prefer the most. Some of the most important injuries that can be treated with this PRP therapy are quadriceps, Achilles tendon, and tennis elbow injuries, where we need to resolve the issue as early as possible to avoid further serious injuries or any permanent disabilities or surgeries.

How PRP therapy is done?

It begins with the collection of 30 ml of the patient's blood. The collected blood sample was processed in a centrifuge (tube-like container) to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. Once done, under ultrasound guidance, the doctors inject the platelets into the injured site. This therapy takes an approximate 20 minutes to complete.
In this method, the platelets function as a natural reservoir for the growth of the injured tissues which actually stimulate the flow of blood and make the tissue tight and flexible. After the therapy, there is a significant improvement in the tissue repair. So, surgery can be avoided by using this therapy.

Benefits of PRP Therapy treatment

The more significant benefit of PRP Therapy is; it can be administered in a normal medical office without any general anesthesia. There is no need for hospital stays and there is no prolonged recovery period.  The only condition is the patient should be a good candidate for Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy. Depends on the severity of the injury, the doctor may proceed with the therapy one or more times.
The major benefits of this therapy are, it is a non-invasive method. It uses the patient's own blood, which boosts the natural growth of tissues. It has a very low risk. It has long-term healing instead of quick and temporary relief.

How safe the PRP therapy is?

PRP injections are proved to be extremely safe. It has no known side effects. Since the patient’s own blood is used; there will be no allergic reaction or side effects and no possibility of risk of infection or bleeding.

PRP therapy in Delhi

In Delhi, Joint and Bone Solutions provides PRP therapy with utmost care and there is a team of specialists who are working round the clock. Dr. Biren Nadkarni is a Senior Orthopedic surgeon who is a specialist in all kinds of orthopedic related issues, where they do the therapy with extreme care and with very good results. 

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