Tap into The Healing Response Produced by Your Body with The Use of PRP Therapy
The healing capacity and tissue repair response generated by PRP therapy have made it a popular mode of alternative treatment in many medical fields. From dentists to cosmetologists, many people use PRP therapies in their patients as a non-invasive and safe treatment modality to treat signs of aging, periodontal diseases, and tissue injuries.
The branch of orthopedics is now using PRP therapy to treat osteoarthritis and tendinosis successfully. In animal studies, PRP therapy has shown marked improvement in the synthesis of tendons. Hamstring injuries are very common among athletes and many other sports players.
PRP therapy is based on the renewal properties of growth factors present in the platelet-rich autoplasm which is produced by centrifugal processing of the patient’s blood in a specialized gel containing PRP tubes. You can buy medical-grade PRP tubes only for 142.8 EUR from Dr. Renat Akhmerov’s Plasmolifting Technologies. These contain thixotropic gel and anticoagulants to obtain high-quality autoplasm.
Benefits of PRP therapy in Hamstring injury
While most minor injuries can heal on their own with adequate rest, cold compression, pain-relieving medicines, and physical therapy; some injuries might need additional interventions.
With PRP therapy, you can expect to get much faster results and get back into your respective sports much sooner.
The benefits of injecting platelet-rich plasma at the site of injury are:
- It requires only 60cc of blood for 1 single session.
- Since we only need to inject a needle at the site of injury, no incisions are made and no sutures are required.
- There is a lower recovery time with PRP. A normal hamstring recovery takes 4-6 months with physical therapy and it is almost immediate with PRP therapy, thus, allowing you to return to your sports athletes.
- Your blood is used to produce plasma concentrate; hence, the risk associated with the therapy is quite slow.
- The only side effect associated with the therapy is minor inflammation at the site of injection that usually goes away on its own.
The process of PRP therapy is quite simple. On the day of the appointment, your blood will be collected in PRP gel tubes which are centrifuged to get highly concentrated platelet-rich autoplasm. This autoplasm is then injected at the site of treatment and you can go home after a few minutes of recovery at the clinic.
One study showed that compared to physical therapy, PRP increased the functional score and simultaneously reduced the pain scores in patients after hamstring injuries or muscle tears. Tendinosis and partial tears were also seen to improve in subsequent MRI scans.
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The growth factors present in the PRP concentrate promotes collagen production at the site of damage and are thus responsible for promoting tissue growth and faster healing. One study on patients suffering from chronic pain due to osteoarthritis showed an increase of cartilage volume by 4-6% after an annual treatment with PRP injections.
Therefore, we can conclude that PRP cannot just heal certain hamstring injuries but can also delay the progression of diseases such as osteoarthritis and also increase mobility in such patients.