PRP which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma is a new treatment procedure that has taken center stage in Singapore and other parts of the world. Over the last couple of years, elite athletes like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal who signed up for the procedure, attested that it is effective, and it helped them recover from their injuries quicker. Since it worked for them, you likely may be curious if it will work for you.
The only way to be 100% sure if it works is to try it out yourself. But since it is still a new treatment procedure, you are surely going to have a long list of questions about it like- how it works? How much it cost? Its side effects? Its benefits? and so on. Finding the answers to these questions isn’t as difficult as you think. You see, over the years, numerous studies and research have been done to learn what platelet rich plasma therapy and injections are all about and to see if it is effective.
The following article by Rachel Nall answers some important questions about PRP.
What you need to know about PRP
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has made headlines, often because it is favored by elite athletes to help them recover from injury. Some doctors are now using platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP injections for several reasons, from encouraging hair growth to promoting soft tissue healing. Read more here.
You likely now know the answers to some frequently asked questions about PRP like- what are its side effect and benefits? However, just knowing the answers to these questions may not put you at ease or make you confident that the procedure is effective. Well, if that is the case, then it is time for you to dive deeper into the PRP therapy to learn what it is all about.
The following article by Frank B. Kelly, MD contains basically everything you need to know about PRP.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries. Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP for various problems, Read more here.
You surely now have a deeper understanding of PRP therapy. You also now know some conditions it can be treated with, and an overview of what the procedure is like. Even after knowing all these, your mind is likely going to linger around one question- is PRP an effective treatment option? To find answers to that question, you must dig deeper.
The following article by John J. Wilson, MD, MS discusses the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma.
Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
PRP has been used in surgeries to promote cell regeneration since 1987 and a growing body of evidence shows it is a viable treatment for tendinosis. Not until recently, though, experts have researched and debated whether or not platelet-rich plasma Read more here.
You likely now know that PRP has been used since the late 1980s in surgeries to promote cell regeneration. You also now know the results of some studies that have been done over the last couple of years to determine the effectiveness of PRP. Since no conclusive results have been gotten so far, more studies and research are going to be carried out in years to come.
PRP is making headlines in the medical space, not just because it is effective, but also because its results are long-lasting. This, of course, does not mean that it is a perfect procedure.
People who have undergone the procedure experienced some side effects like bleeding and pain in the injection site, just to name a few. But they aren’t serious or life-threatening.
The bottom line is that PRP is a great treatment option for patients with osteoarthritis-related issues, and for those with hair loss and tissue damage.