One of the reasons that I am so enthusiastic aboutÂ Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (Dracula Therapyâ„¢) is that it has many different and equally successful uses. Iâ€™ve already written about how PRP works as a cosmetic treatment and how it can tackle hair loss, but what you may not know is that itâ€™s also hugely valuable as a treatment for soft tissue injuries.
Tendonopathy, tendonosis, acute and chronic muscle strain, muscle fibrosis, ligamentous sprains, and joint capsular laxity can all be treated with PRP (Dracula Therapy), as can conditions such as arthritis, arthrofibrosis, articular cartilage defects, meniscal injury and chronic synovitis or joint inflammation.
An interesting study was published earlier this year, and presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, which showed the success of PRP for treating tennis elbow. In fact 84% of patients with chronic tennis elbow (who had tried other non-surgical treatments without success) were successfully treated with PRP.
Itâ€™s important to remember that this is not a new procedure, but one with medical substance.The existence of growth factors was first discovered byÂ Dr Stanley Cohen and Dr Rita Levi-Montalcini in the 1950â€²s, this discovery opened the doors for PRP, and they were subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize for their work.
More than 7,000 medical studies have since been published proving its effectiveness. The fact that the injections are autologous (from the patients own blood) with nothing added means the use of PRP on sportspeople does not contravene anti-doping regulations.
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For more about how my version of PRP, Dracula Therapy, is unique, please read thisÂ article.
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