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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy refers to blood plasma with a very high concentration of platelets. The therapy involves drawing ones blood and using the enriched plasma on an injured area. It is mostly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The therapy was first used in the 90s in Italy. It was used in fostering healing in the soft tissues for a patient who had undergone an open heart surgery. During thius decade, the therapy was also used in plastic surgery. It was believed to be effective as platelet richj plasma have a rejuvenating and tightening effect on the skin. During this therapy, blood is drawn from the patient into a centrifuge. Later, the practitioners try to set aside platelet rich plasma from other components of the blood. During the procedure, they are guided by the use of an ultrasound for accuracy.
Uses of PRP
PRP is effective in the treatment of a number of illnesses and injuries. Here are but a few of them;
PRP is used in fostering healing after one has undergone a surgery. By injecting PRP on the site of surgery, the PRPs help to speed up healing of the patient.
• Chronic tendonitis
PRP is popular for its effectiveness in the treatment of chronic tendonitis.
• Sports Injuries
PRP is commonly used by practitioners who treat athletes. It is very effective in the treatment of sports injuries. The athletes favor it due to the ability to make them resume the field sooner than they normally would with other forms of medications used.
Side Effects of PRP
In as much as PRP is beneficial, this therapy is not without its disadvantages. Many patients complain of pain on the area in which the treatment was administered. However, with the combination of Miami acupuncture, this should be a non- issue. In some cases, patients report that there are no improvements at all. Others also complain of allergic reactions. Other side effects may include infection, skin clots and even skin discoloration on the area where the PRP injections are administered. This may however be avoided by ensuring that you get the therapy from a practitioner that is certified. It will help you avoid disappointments from wrongful injections. If you consider going for this treatment, the center integrative medicine and the holistic center in Miami are among the top places that you need to consider.