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Am I a Candidate for PRP Therapy?

Am I a Candidate for PRP Therapy?

by Shearly (SU)
Maybe you have heard about PRP and want to know if you are a good candidate for PRP Therapy. By way of explanation, PRP stands for “Platelet-Rich Plasma.” PRP is a product known as a biologic, meaning that it is derived from a living body system (In this case, your own). PRP has been shown to relieve pain by naturally creating a healing cascade for many musculoskeletal systems.

Stem Cell Therapy and Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Therapy and Osteoarthritis

by Shearly (SU)
Osteoarthritis, also known as wear and tear arthritis, can cause debilitating pain, swelling, and stiffness, which all significantly reduce range of motion. Recent advances in regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy, have shown great promise in regenerating worn or damaged cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues, rather than replacing them with man-made components. Many leading edge medical practices are already using stem cell therapy to treat different forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis. Medical experts around the globe are also busy researching the use of stem cells to treat arthritis, as well as other disorders more effectively; and the outlook is overwhelmingly positive.

What Makes Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy Such an Effective Treatment?

What Makes Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy Such an Effective Treatment?

by Rismary Cabrera
Platelet-Rich Protein (PRP) is a biologic product, which means it is derived from naturally occurring processes occurring in your own body. It is basically a very concentrated version of your own blood components that have been drawn out through a syringe (just as if you were getting a blood test or donating blood) and then treated in a lab. The resulting product has been shown to be an extremely effective treatment that greatly accelerates healing.

Am I a candidate for Robotic Knee Surgery?

Am I a candidate for Robotic Knee Surgery?

by Shearly (SU)
Recent years have seen stellar advancements in medical treatments, robotics, and surgical technologies, including robotic knee surgery. That name would have sounded like science fiction even a few decades ago. While not everyone is a candidate for robotic knee surgery, the advanced technology does offer many benefits for patients who suffer from degenerative “wear and tear” arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis) who are ideally suited to this tissue and bone sparing, yet highly sophisticated approach.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Versus a Chiropractor

Orthopaedic Surgeon Versus a Chiropractor

by Shearly (SU)
Whether you were out playing football, running track, or maybe you just woke up in pain, you want that pain to stop as quickly as possible. But, which doctor do you choose? There are so many different specialties; it can be difficult to find just the right one. Should you see a chiropractor or an orthopedic specialist?