traditionally had a higher rate of ligament and tendon injuries than most individuals
due to the nature of their given activities. Whether it’s a tear to a knee or
shoulder or strain to an ankle, hamstring or back, its extremely common to see
young men and women undergoing surgical procedures to repair damage to their
bodies. The recent increase in participation in training of MMA and other
combat sports, such as jiu-jitsu, and boxing has led to a greater number of
sports related injuries in participants. These are individuals who might not
typically have another competitive athletic outlet other than your average gym
membership or pickup game in the park. What we’ve seen is an increase in
injuries suffered as a result of overtraining, falls, contact and impact.
Regardless of the sport or activity a person participates in, there is a very
good chance that they’ll see one type of injury if the train long enough.
been much discussion about the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) technique and its
huge potential for effectively treating sports or work related injuries.
Several famous MMA athletes — Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo and
many others — have undergone PRP for various injuries and conditions, like
sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. Where in the past, these have
typically been treated with medications, PT, or on many occasions, surgery,
today doctors are more often than not, turning to PRP as an alternative or an
addition to their treatment options.
made up of plasma, red cells, white cells, and platelets –which are most
famously known for their role in clotting blood. Platelets also contain growth
factor proteins which regulate the growth of cells as well as their division,
and help repair injuries. PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) is plasma with a greater
concentration of platelets — and, as a result, concentration of growth factors.
This will cause the injured area, which has been introduced with PRP to heal at
a much faster rate.
blood is drawn from a patient and then the platelets are separated from other
blood cells by centrifugation, or spinning. They are then mixed with the
patient’s own blood sample until a platelet concentration well above baseline
inflamed/injured area/tissue can be directly injected with the PRP, alongside,
thus improving the healing by treating the injured area with PRP to promote healing of injured tendons,
ligaments, muscles, and joints. Basically, it can be applied to various
Conditions are Treated with PRP?
in the treatment of Chronic Tendon Injuries, Acute Ligament and Muscle
Injuries, Surgery, Knee Arthritis, or Fractures. It has also shown to be
excellent for hair restoration, ED, non-surgical facial rejuvenation and even
holds great promise and has actually has quite a few success stories, not just
in MMA but other mainstream sports as well. PGA golfer Tiger Woods and MLB
pitcher Steven Strausbaurg are two such examples.
Side effects of PRP injections are almost nonexistent as the patient is using
their own blood, which should cause no reaction. Some rest is needed
immediately following the procedure for a day or so, and then typically
followed by a stretching and strengthening. The results are rapid
and many athletes are back to training in a day or so with positive results. As
always, follow your physician’s advice.
PRP and want to discuss your options with our medical staff, please call 561-277-8260 for more information on this amazing treatment. We can even send
our team to your gym or facility to treat your athletes on their schedule. We
understand how disruptive injuries are for a team and competitors so we can
help keep you in top physical shape. Email us at info@NovaGenix.org or call us today!