What is regenerative medicine?
The field of regenerative medicine covers a variety of methods with its main intent to replace and repair tissue and organs that have been damaged by disease, injury/trauma, or congenital reasons. While traditional medicine focuses on addressing symptoms, regenerative medicine tools go to the source of why the tissue or organ is not functioning properly.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a distinct regenerative medicine modality. One of the many components in our blood is platelets which are responsible for helping the body heal when injured. PRP involves taking the patient’s platelet-rich plasma from a blood sample and then using the plasma’s healing properties to treat an injury or medical condition.
The PRP is used to accelerate the healing process after surgery or an injury that is slow to heal. The healing responses are triggered due to a high concentration of PRP is injected in the problem area, allowing the platelets to address and correct the issues causing the patient’s symptoms. In some cases, PRP has done away with the need for surgery.
This modality shows promising results in the treatment of chronic pain, stiffness, limited mobility, and swelling associated with conditions such as:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Plantar fasciitis
- ACL tear
- Tennis elbow
- Ankle sprain
- Sprains and strains
Benefits of regenerative medicine
- Avoiding surgery
- Recovery time is brief due to accelerated healing
- No need for general anesthesia
- Low risk, given the patient’s own cells and platelets are used
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Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thompson and discuss if either of the regenerative medicine therapies offered would support you and your wellness journey. Desert Oasis Clinic can help you maintain your health using the latest natural and holistic treatments. Please call right now at 702-310-9350 to speak to our friendly staff and schedule an appointment.