Everything You Need to Know About PRP Treatments

PRP is presently a popular treatment procedure for hair loss, knee osteoarthritis, and many more. But have you ever wondered why it is so popular? If yes, you are going to benefit from this article. You see, since the early 1900s, doctors have known about PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. Back then, they used it during dental and spine -related surgical procedures. It wasn’t until the late 2000s, when professional athletes started using it to address everything from knee pain to torn tendon that it became popular.

Since then, a lot of people in Singapore and other parts of the world have become interested in the PRP treatment procedure and want to know if it really works. If you are one of them, then you should keep in mind that the answers you seek are right in front of you. Over the last couple of years, a good number of studies have been carried out to unveil the mystery behind PRP.

The following article by Metropain discusses what PRP is all about and how it works.

What Is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), is concentrated platelets and white blood cells derived from your own blood. Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy (PRP therapy), is a growing treatment approach for soft tissue injuries including tendon, muscle and ligaments. Read more here.

You likely now know that PRP is a great option for mild osteoarthritis. You also now know how it works, and what to expect after the procedure. So, if you are interested in it, or want to satisfy your curiosity, then it is time you do some research to learn how the procedure is carried out and how it works.

This article by hss.edu shed light on some important things you need to know about PRP.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

In recent years, doctors have learned that the body can heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a treatment method that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. Read more here.

You surely now know a couple of things about PRP, like how it is made? Conditions it can be used to address; like shoulder pain, Achilles tendon rupture, chronic tendonitis, tennis elbow, and so on. If you have any of these issues, there is a huge possibility that you will want to sign up for the procedure. Well, if that is the case, please read the next article carefully before you do.

The following article by John J. Wilson, MD shed light on some details about the effectiveness of PRP.

Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

PRP has been used in surgeries to promote cell regeneration since 1987 and a growing body of evidence shows it is a viable treatment for tendinosis.  Not until recently, though, have experts researched and debated whether or not platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections Read more here.

You likely now know some the details of two studies that were carried out not too long ago to determine the effectiveness of PRP. You also now know that PRP doesn’t work for everyone and is not a 100% solution for people suffering from osteoarthritis. So, before making a final decision about the procedure, it is important that you first do your research and if possible, consult an expert to determine if it will be good for you.


Final note

As of 2008, PRP was a multimillion-dollar treatment option that almost everybody was talking about, especially as professional athletes started signing up for it.

Some expert predicted back then that the amount is going to quadruple in years to come. That prediction is presently a reality as more and more people in Singapore and other parts of the world are signing up for it, and others are curious about the procedure and want to find out if it really works.

Although several tests, studies, and research have been carried out, no one can say for sure if PRP is really an effective treatment option.