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Things to Talk About with Your Sports Medicine Doctor

Things to Talk About with Your Sports Medicine Doctor

by Stephanie Meadows
You don't have to be a high-level athlete to be seen by a sports medicine doctor for orthopaedic conditions or injuries. Sports medicine physicians are specially trained for providing care for athletes and active individuals. A large portion of the patients that doctors who specialize in sports medicine see, are usually active adults and children, “weekend warriors,” and even those who are not physically active but have orthopedic issues.

Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as blood injection therapy, is a procedure used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems (involving the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscle, connective tissue, cartilage). Platelet-rich plasma refers to blood plasma that has been specially prepared, and contains as much as nine times more than the normal number of platelets. PRP therapy can be utilized for the treatment of various injuries and degenerative conditions, promoting a healing cascade at the site of injection. While there are many questions out there about this new procedure, being informed will put you in position for making the best medical choices.

Why is PRP Therapy So Effective?

Why is PRP Therapy So Effective?

by Yenny (SU)
You may have heard about an advanced form of therapy used to reduce inflammation and speed healing known as PRP therapy. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a product known as an autologous treatment, meaning it is derived from your own body. Many people wonder what makes PRP therapy so effective. The answer is simple, yet also complex, because PRP therapy harnesses the power of your body’s own regenerative properties. PRP contains high concentrations of platelets, while blood cells, stem cells, human growth factors including PDGF, TGF, VEGF and EGF, all of which are known to promote wound healing.

Ways to Prevent Tennis Elbow

Ways to Prevent Tennis Elbow

by Stephanie Meadows
Tennis is a popular sport among professional and amateur athletes, who just love playing the game. It is a game that challenges the mind and body, but also helps with our health, such as cardiovascular health, muscle development and improving coordination.

Why Orthopedists are Excited About Stem Cell Therapy

Why Orthopedists are Excited About Stem Cell Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
The biologic treatment of musculoskeletal diseases called stem cell therapy is a relatively new and exciting tool for orthopedic surgeons to utilize. Musculoskeletal injuries and diseases are affected and regulated by your body’s natural healing processes, so what better way than to tap into that process and give it a boost? With regenerative treatments such as stem cell therapy, patient outcomes can be improved by adding the healing and regenerative properties of stem cells to the affected area.

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