Natural Growth Factors Injections
What are Natural Growth Factors Injections?
Natural Growth Factors Injections is an emerging technology and technique in medicine, it has been around since the mid-1990’s and used in dental and oral surgery and to aid in soft tissue recovery following plastic surgery. Now today, after sports injury repairs, surgeons are using Natural Growth Factors Injections in the wound before suturing up the incision to enhance the healing process. Natural Growth Factors Injections gives your body it’s own natural ability to heal without pain pills, and other drugs used to temporarily mask pain.
Natural Growth Factors Injections function as a natural reservoir for growth factors that are essential to repair injured tissues. The growth factors that the platelets secrete stimulate tissue recovery by increasing collagen production, enhancing tendon stem cell proliferation, and tenocyte-related gene & protein expression. Natural Growth Factors Injections activates tenocytes to grow quickly and produce collagen to repair injured tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Natural Growth Factors Injections is also greatly associated with the term Regenerative Medicine; meaning the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function
HOW ARE NATURAL GROWTH FACTORS ADMINISTERED?
Natural Growth Factors Injections, which takes about twenty minutes to complete, begins with a small collection your blood. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of whole blood. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the site of the injury often using ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance for accuracy.
You will feel a notable increase in pain in the days immediately following the injection because Natural Growth Factors Injections causes an inflammatory response to begin healing. The pain becomes less each day as functional mobility and general functional ability increase along with endurance and strength. You will notice gradual improvement 2-6 weeks after Natural Growth Factors Injections. Some patients report ongoing improvement 6-9 months after a Natural Growth Factors Injections series is administered. In some studies, Ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after Natural Growth Factors Injections, supporting the proof of the healing process. By treating injured tissues before the damage progresses, surgical intervention may be avoided.
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WHAT CAN Natural Growth Factors Injections TREAT?
Not necessarily. While many chronic conditions may respond to Natural Growth Factors Injections, obviating the need for a surgical procedure, it is impossible to predict which will respond and which will fail to do so. A chronic, incompletely healed condition is characterized by excessive scar tissue within the tendon/ligament. This may lead to impaired joint function or leave the tendon or ligament susceptible to re-injury or complete disruption. This inferior, or in some cases, aborted, healing process is due to poor blood supply to the injury site. Most tendons have a poor blood supply and often are the site of microscopic tears or chronic scarring. The body naturally has a difficult time healing these structures. PRP is thought to initiate a response that makes the chronic condition appear to be a new injury, and thus, provoke a new/renewed healing response. This new healing response is then augmented by the super-concentrated healing factors contained within the PRP. Therefore, with PRP therapy in combination with appropriate reconditioning, we may improve the chance of healing and diminish the opportunity for escalation of the injury. A positive result may lead to a decrease need for surgical intervention.
Unfortunately, there is no randomized, prospective, double-blind clinical trial that documents the efficacy of PRP treatment. For this reason, most insurance companies will not support (read: pay for or “cover”) PRP treatment.
Yes, at Gentle Giant Care, we offer affordable treatment options and offer free consultations. Contact us today to speak with us about our PRP payment options.
Conditions that can be treated successfully with PRP therapy include the shoulder involving: rotator cuff tendinitis, impingement, bursitis, and bicipital tendinitis; In the wrist and hand involving: DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, tendinitis, ligament tears; In the elbow involving: tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow; the hip involving iliotibial band tendinitis (ITB Syndrome), ilio-psoas tendinitis and bursitis, greater trochanteric bursitis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction; the knee involving: patellar tendinitis, partially torn or strained major knee ligaments (LCL/MCL); the ankle and foot involving: Achilles tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis, recurrent ankle sprains, and other foot or ankle tendinitis; neck and back involving: facet joint arthritis, rib problems. I believe PRP treatment is best reserved for incomplete, chronic degeneration and tears of extra-articular ligaments and tendons.
Regenerative medicine has been used by many prominent sports figures as a means of overcoming potentially career-ending injuries.
In 2008, Tiger Woods famously received PRP therapy in order to recover from knee surgery.
In 2011, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning received regenerative treatment therapy after two surgeries failed to aid with the pain from a bulging disc in his neck.
In 2012, MLB pitcher Bartolo Colon underwent regenerative treatment therapy to help repair a torn rotator cuff and ligament damage.
In 2014, tennis legend Rafael Nadal received regenerative treatment therapy to relieve back pain.
These are just a handful of the many athletes who have turned to regenerative medicine for injuries that ordinarily would have kept them away from competing for months. Instead, they experienced quicker recovery times and were able to return to their successful athletic careers. Athletes of all ages and skill levels can benefit from regenerative treatments and therapies.
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