Thursday, January 15, 2009

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy seeing widespread use

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The public, commerical, and medical community are becoming increasingly aware of the potential promise of platelet rich plasma, growth factors, and stem cell therapy. While I use PRP for tendon and cartilage disorders, physicians in South Africa have been using PRP for facial rejuvination and wrinkles by potentially stimulating collagen synthesis.;year=2007;volume=1;issue=2;spage=64;epage=73;aulast=du
Also research is being conducted to treat alopecia (hair loss) by stimulating follicular growth. Adult Stem cells the precusor for these proteins may hold the most promise.

It is my opinion that there is much more to be learned regarding PRP. However ultimately we may find that isolating individual growth factors with specific responsibilities may be more effective. Researchers are already working on isolating individual growth factors for specific tasks like cartilage regeneration etc.


Anonymous said...

I'm interested in PRP for SI joint osteoarthritis. Will your reseach on the success of PRP for knee osteoarthritis directly apply to the SI Joint or are they significantly different in internal structure.

Anonymous said...

could this type of therapy work for genetic diseases? I have muscular dystrophy and am trying to find some sort of stem cell or other therapy that i do not have to go to china for.

Anonymous said...

I cant get the link to DR Ryus surgery to work , is it possible to repost it ?

I like to see him for treatment.

Anonymous said...

Is there any data out there which reveals PRP treatment on Plantar Fasciitis. I've had cortisone, prednisone, Astym PT, acupuncture, this has been going on for 1-1/2 years in my feet. I've missed (9) months of work, costing us thousands,......NEED HELP