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Using PRP for Treating Shoulder Injuries

By | 2019-02-06T13:38:15+00:00 February 7th, 2019|blog|

Shoulder injuries can be a nuisance. Resulting from damaged tendons, muscles, cartilage and bones of the shoulder, these aren’t just painful but also result in loss of strength and flexibility. Usually, the way to go about shoulder injury treatment was through physiotherapy, or, in extreme cases, surgery. However, this doesn’t have to be the case anymore. With platelet rich plasma injections, you can now get a non-surgical treatment for many shoulder injuries that may not be responding to physiotherapy that is quicker and easier, than surgery, with far less potential risks and complications. How PRP Therapy Works Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy for short) works in a unique way. First, we draw a blood sample; about 15–60 cc worth, depending on system used and amount of PRP required. The blood plasma is then centrifuged [...]

Stem Cell Injection Therapy: How It Helps

By | 2019-02-06T13:29:58+00:00 February 6th, 2019|blog|

With  advancement in medical technology, stem cell injection therapy has gained much popularity over the years. Stem cells are used to treat various health conditions and diseases, speeding up the healing process along the way. In addition to this, though, the method of treatment also has other advantages that make it stand out. Minimizes Risks & Complications As a minimally invasive procedure, stem cell therapy poses minimal risks during and after the procedure. This means that the person undergoing the procedure has little to no chances of experiencing a health complication. The stem cells used in the procedure are derived from the patient’s adipose tissue or bone marrow. These are then further cleansed and centrifuged to concentrate the sample. Since the biological component used is taken from their own body, the procedure is said to [...]

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment?

By | 2019-04-29T13:04:31+00:00 January 17th, 2019|blog|

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has proven to be extremely effective. Here’s what you should know about the eligibility criteria for this procedure. Age Individuals of any age are eligible for PRP treatment. Blood Status While there aren’t any restrictions regarding one’s blood group, anyone with low platelet numbers or bleeding disorders will need to be screened by their doctor. Health There are no bad candidates for PRP treatment...only better candidates.  The truth is anyone, regardless of their health, CAN respond to PRP therapy.  However, the better your health, the more likely you will respond.  For instance, people who smoke, have diabetes or other chronic diseases like thyroid disease or cardiorespiratory illness, are going to be less likely to respond. PRP injections are most commonly [...]

Connecting Musculoskeletal Pain and PRP Therapy

By | 2019-01-16T13:07:41+00:00 January 16th, 2019|blog|

Musculoskeletal pain originates in specific regions of your body. These include the bones, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. There are several approaches used to treat these problems. One promising approach is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Using PRP to Treat Musculoskeletal Conditions PRP treatment can be used for a number of musculoskeletal conditions pertaining to the knees, shoulders, legs, elbows and wrists. Acute Muscle Injuries  Amongst the most common athletic injuries are acute muscle strains. In fact, according to a survey, 16% of international athletic injuries were due to muscle strains of the thigh (quadriceps), making up the largest diagnosis percentage. Gastrocnemius (calf) injuries are also commonly affected in acute muscle injuries. Muscle injuries are usually caused when a particular muscle group receives a direct blow.  Another mechanism is when a muscle is exposed to excessive [...]

Using Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis

By | 2019-01-16T12:55:52+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|blog|

Although arthritis typically affects older people, symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is an affliction that can affect many joints of the body, most notably  the knees, have been found in people as young as 30.  Osteoarthritis causes stiffness, swelling, and pain in affected joints. While there is no way of completely curing the condition, there are a number of methods that may be employed to reduce the symptoms, including PRP therapy. How PRP Therapy Is Used For Treating Osteoarthritis The procedure is centred on obtaining a blood sample from the patient’s body to be centrifuged and used further. After drawing blood from the person’s arm, the doctor puts the vial into a centrifuge that spins at high speed, separating the different components of blood. This makes it easy to extract the platelet  rich plasma and [...]

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

By | 2019-01-16T12:32:43+00:00 October 31st, 2018|blog|

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or PRP, has emerged as one of the more innovative forms of treatment for musculoskeletal problems and is especially useful for reducing inflammation and promoting soft tissue healing. While the procedure has been in used by doctors for quite a few years now, there still appears to be some scepticism regarding it. Here are a few facts about PRP procedures you probably did not know about. It Is Very Effective Studies have found that Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is very effective in reducing pain and inflammation, and healing tissues. A meta-analysis done in 2017 analysed 14 controlled trials which had 1,423 participants. Researchers found that PRP was extremely effective in lowering pain for people who had knee osteoarthritis. Not just that but it also improved the physical functioning of patients significantly, [...]

5 Illnesses Stem Cells Could Make A Thing of the Past

By | 2019-01-16T12:17:26+00:00 October 30th, 2018|blog|

Regenerative medicine has been making rounds for the past few decades, and it’s here to stay! With continuous development in medical knowledge and technology, stem cell treatment might just be the solution for these conditions, curing them once and for all! Parkinson's Disease While the underlying cause of Parkinson's disease is not known, scientists are already using stem cells in treatment methods. Stem cells are used to grow nerve cells which produce dopamine and which patients lack. Treating Parkinson’s disease might be possible by replacing the deficient nerve cells with new healthy ones. The stem cells can take place of the damaged neurons, improving symptoms such as tremors, shaking and freezing. Studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells used in this procedure can survive for many years, making this method an effective form of [...]

The 3 Types of Regenerative Injections and What They Can Do For You

By | 2019-01-16T12:14:46+00:00 October 26th, 2018|blog|

Stem cell therapy has been around for a while, but do you know the techniques used? This blog will cover 3 types of regenerative injections used for an autologous (your own cells)procedure. Bone Marrow Derived Autologous Concentrate (BMAC) Bone marrow has long been used as a source of human stem cells. Human bone marrow has a natural supply of multipotent stem cells, which can be harvested for tissue repair and regrowth. The mononuclear cells of the bone marrow are separated and centrifuged to be injected into the individual again after having been carefully concentrated. This process of extracting a small part of the bone marrow instead of removing it along with the bone is called bone marrow aspiration. Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSC) In this injection, the patient's stem cells are derived from the adipose [...]

BUILDING NEW LIVERS WITH STEM CELL LIVER TREATMENT

By | 2018-09-28T05:49:37+00:00 September 24th, 2018|blog|

Liver disease is on the rise in Canada and one-in-four people might be affected by a liver disease in their lifetime. However, a research team from the University of Edinburgh has created a new stem cell liver treatment to replace damaged liver tissue using lab-grown tissue implants. Using a combination of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells loaded onto 3D tissue scaffolds which encourage stem cells to grow in certain ways, the team implanted the cultured scaffolds into mice with liver disease with highly promising results. "Liver disease is a serious and increasing problemit's currently the fifth biggest killer in the UKand many people with liver disease will die waiting for a transplant or develop complications from the immunosuppressive drugs after a transplant, so we urgently need to find alternatives," lead researcher, [...]