Platelet awakening plays a key role in the healing of wound and soft tissue healing. The Platelet rich plasma is a portion of the patient’s own blood, having a platelet concentration above normal values to enhance healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints and other musculoskeletal ailments
I have always been a very zealous individual, most prominently a softball catcher for over two decades in volleyball, basketball and soccer. My career started with taking classes as a remedy to stay in shape. I suddenly noted that I cannot make up with the workouts. I discussed with my instructor and was only advised to build more flexibility and push through. I continued with the same pace for two months until I got frozen in my bed and could barely get out one morning.
My back pain was so debilitating that I couldn’t wear heels. Sit comfortably or sleep. After months of suffering I made an appointment at The Pain Management Institute with Dr Zaki Anwar, MD. He sent me for an MRI and it revealed that I had my hip labrel tears. I discussed my symptoms and history and I was recommended PRP therapy as the best non invasive option to repair hip labrel tears. The team at The Pain Management Institute was very compassionate including my Anesthesiologist Dr. Zaki Anwar, MD. When PRP was first used?
The PRP therapy was first used in the 1990s. The PRP injections are simply prepared from a couple of tubes from the patient’s own blood with strict sterile conditions. After being centrifuged the awakened platelets are injected into the damaged tissue, releasing growth factors that gather and increase the deposition of reparative cells. Ultrasound imaging is often used to guide the injections
What the studies say?
A recent clinical study at The Pain Management Institute indicates that PRP injections have potentially improved mobility in frozen joints and reduced pain levels to a significant degree, including, but not only to elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Previous studies have also revealed the proven results of PRP therapy in the condition of osteoarthritis
The side effects of PRP injections are very few as the patient is taking advantage of their own blood, which they are supposed to have no rejection to. Some rest is required soon after the procedure and then you can continue with your routinely activities with a little modification including stretching and physical therapy
I recovered very quickly along with physical therapy and returned to work without crutches and pain I now lead a very active life and yes heels are again a part of my wardrobe collection