Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the most exciting, emerging forms of regenerative medicine for soft tissue repair. PRP is a safe, effective, natural way to heal damaged joints and soft tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain. PRP consists of a small sample of your own blood, spun to concentrate the platelets and then injected into the injured areas.
PRP has been used for over 20 years in numerous surgical fields to enhance bone grafting, accelerate wound healing, and reduce the risk of infection post surgery. Medical research shows the tremendous benefits offered by PRP for joint pain, tissue injuries, and arthritis with the goal of enhancing the body’s ability to naturally heal itself. PRP treatment gained widespread recognition in the sports world when Heins Ward and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers received PRP therapy prior to winning Super Bowl XL. Other high profile athletes include Tiger Woods, who received treatments following knee surgery; and pitchers Takashi Saito and Bartolo Colon, both recent examples of PRP success in Major League Baseball.
PRP can be more effective than cortisone injections for short-team and long-team relief of severe chronic orthopedic issues. The bio-active proteins of PRP stimulate healing and cause the degenerative tissue to repair and regenerate itself. Cortisone injunctions simply mask inflammation and have no healing capabilities. PRP offers long lasting relief.
Ozone is naturally-occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of 3 atoms of oxygen. Bacause ozone is so reactive, it is able to stimulate (fibroblasts) and (chondroblasts) repair of connective tissue and bone from injury. Ozone added to the treatment of PRP increases the healing ability of joints and muscle-skeletal injuries and disorders.