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The Rheumatologist’s Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

Shelly (not the real name) had been suffering from Achilles Tendonitis for a while now. She has rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease. Plus she had a minor surgery on one of her toes and it had gone a tad bit bad. She was determined to find a solution and started with all the usual treatments. When it became obvious that the solution she’s looking for is not so straightforward, she began flirting with alternate treatments. Someone suggested Platelet-Rich Plasma. And so began a love-affair.

I got my first PRP for my Achilles Tendonitis and the doctor told me to get a shot each for 8 straight weeks,” Shelly said. A bit doubtful, she stopped after the second treatment. By the third week, the Tendonitis showed more progress than all of the previous months trying so many conventional treatments. She says, ” just three simple shots and my foot was probably 75% better.”

This is what Rheumatologists can expect when they introduce Platelet-Rich Plasma to their patients.

Rheumatology Had Found A Winner

Rheumatology is one of the fields of medicine that has immensely benefited from the advances of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Because it turns out that Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection is one of the most simplest treatments for musculoskeletal diseases – those that affect the joints, muscles, and bones, swelling, and deformity.

However, they have not been pushing the limits of this novel treatment, as well as the dermatologists.

Rheumatologits' Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

Are you a rheumatologist?

If you are, I’m pretty sure you have tried Platelet-Rich Plasma for your patients.

And if you did, you may have saved a few of your patients from going under the knife. But not every Rheumatologist have bought into the idea of Platelet-Rich Plasma. This is unfortunate since just in the osteoarthritis segment alone there are over 27 million U.S. adults who’d be much happier if their rheumatologist had suggested Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections.

Like Kenneth (not the real name), who was part of an experimental group at a local university and got PRP Injection for his torn hip ligament. Prior to this, he was told that he’d need surgery. But three (!) years later, the pain has never really returned and he’s had no surgery.

Another patient, Desiree (not real name), said she and her husband are firm believers of the treatment. It shoved her plantar fasciitis into oblivion and gave her husband’s shoulder joints and knees a big boost.

Cases like these are not rare.

Not All Treatments Of Platelet-Rich Plasma Are Successful

We’d be the first to admit that we’ve seen quite a number of cases where Platelet-Rich Plasma failed to show improvements. Sometimes, we’ve seen cases where the same patient can have mixed results. Like Lynda (not real name) whose PRP treatment for her severely sprained right ankle worked like a charm whereas the one for her similarly compromised left big toe turned out to be a dud.

Rheumatologits' Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

But we can improve the chances of success dramatically by adhering to a standard for the following.

1. Concentration

By definition, PRP must contain a higher concentration of platelets than baseline. This can vary as the baseline, which is the platelet concentration in the patient’s blood, varies. But the use of a good PRP kit like this can result in a concentration that’s 5X-8X times the baseline concentration. This kit can also be used to get a downgraded sample with 2.5X – 3X times the baseline concentration, which may sometimes be required based on the treatment performed. Therefore, getting a PRP kit that only produces lower grade PRP is not advised.

2. White Blood Cells (Leucocytes)

PRP containing white blood cells have a different biologic effects than the ones without. The most popular form of PRP is L-PRP which contains Leucocytes. The DrPRP Kit which provides higher concentration of platelets delivers an end product that’s classified into three fractions: the Red Blood Cells (RBC) without platelets, the Platelet Serum in which the platelets are suspended and the Buffy Coat which contains both the platelets and white blood cells (WBCs). This makes it possible to adjust the end product to include some White Blood Cells. Because, the macrophages (circulating monocytes) present in WBC can remove debris and ingest harmful foreign particles, bacteria, and dead or dying cells to speed up the healing process.

3. The Use Of ACD

The standard protocol for Platelet-Rich Plasma requires the addition of an Anti-Coagulant (ACD) to prevent the blood clotting. The addition of ACD makes the blood more acidic than normal. This can have a negative effect on the half-life of growth factors. So in certain cases, we recommend buffering the PRP back to a physiologic range prior to injection.

Rheumatologits' Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

The Growth Factors In Platelet-Rich Plasma

The Platelet-Rich Plasma owes it’s healing prowess to the growth factors found in platelets. They are made accessible to the tissues and ligaments when the platelets are activated. The exact roles of these growth factors remain a bit vague at this time but from what researchers have been telling us it is evident that they support a wide range of processes in all three of the healing stages – inflammation, proliferation and remodeling.

Here’s a nice little infographic that lists out the functions of the primary growth factors in Platelet-Rich Plasma.

GROWTH FACTORS IN Platelet-rich Plasma

Clinical Evidence

1. Platelet Rich Plasma and Subacromial Tendonitis

In recent years, Platelet-Rich Plasma has proven to be effective for Subacromal tendonitis. In a study conducted by Dr. Turlough O’Donnell, MD, and Aamir H. Shaikh, MSc, MRCSEd, MCh, of UPMC Beacon Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, 102 patients were treated with PRP injections administered directly into the suprasimatos tendon (shoulder) and 102 patients were treated with treated with 20 mL solution of 0.05 percent bupivacaine and 80 mgs of methylprednisolone.

“At 12-month follow-up, patients who received a series of PRP injections were 16 times less likely to have undergone surgical intervention than patients who received corticosteroid injections,” the authors reported.

Another study by Michael Carpone DO et al, which concluded that “a single ultrasound-guided, intralesional injection of PRP resulted in safe, significant, sustained improvement of pain, function, and MRI outcomes in participants with refractory Rotator Cuff Tendonitis.”

2. Platelet Rich Plasma and Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis is often a chronic case of tendinopathy and a healing response is usually hard to obtain. Platelet-Rich Plasma’s role in this started in 2006, when in a Pilot study by Allan Mishra, 19 patients with refractory epicondylitis who were prescribed surgery, was given a single Platelet-Rich Plasma injection. After 8 weeks, patients reported 60% improvement which rose to 93% and after just two years.

In another controlled clinical study, the effect of PRP was compared with corticosteroids, in a randomized, double-blind manner with 100 patients who had chronic epicondylitis. After one year, the authors concluded that PRP significantly exceeded the clinical benefit obtained by corticosteroids.

3. Platelet Rich Plasma and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the bigger fields in rheumatology – and the standard procedure for rheumatologists has been to mask the symptoms using corticosteroid injections. However, in this study, platelet-rich plasma injection was found to better than corticosteroid injections at the three-month follow up.

4. Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Osteoarthritis

There are multiple studies in the past 3 years, both controlled and open, which highlight the efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis. In the largest of these studies, researchers in Taiwan, conducted 8 single-arm studies, 3 quasi-experimental studies, and 5 randomized controlled trials with 1543 participants to validate that Platelet-Rich Plasma does improves outcomes for patients with knee joint cartilage degenerative pathology. And does that better than Hyaluronic Acid.

However, recent research suggests that a combination of HA+PRP may be even more effective.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Knowledge Mandatory For Rheumatologists?

There is no doubt that Platelet-Rich Plasma is here to stay. And it can be the biggest item in the rheumatologist’s therapeutic rolodex. The safety, efficacy and simplicity is something that no other treatments can rival. However, as I mentioned before rheumatologists have not been taking advantage of it as much as others. Perhaps they are waiting for more conclusive evidence or insurance acceptance of the procedure, but considering that this procedure carries virtually no risk, it’s the somewhat of duty of every rheumatologist to give it a try. And come to new discoveries of their own.

You can try this at a relatively inexpensive way – with this kit and a standard lab centrifuge like this.

The medical community need more rheumatologists’ acceptance of Platelet-Rich Plasma to formalize the frequency, volume and etiquette for this life-saving procedure. After all, there are 27 million Americans at stake here.

Plus, the Platelet-Rich Plasma industry is undergoing rapid changes. New innovations are added every month. Getting in the game in these early stages will make you one of the pioneers in the field.

Here’s a recent interview with Dr. Lance Johansen who says we might see Platelet-Rich Plasma being combined with genetics like Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and DNAs to help grow new cartilage.

SKIN CARE CLINIC OWNER'S GUIDE TO PLATELET-RICH PLASMA
The Skincare Clinic Owner’s Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

Despite the recent trends, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is still hugely under represented by the aesthetic community. The fact is, it’s a holy grail in the field – nothing else this non-invasive, non-surgical and pain-free can achieve the same home-run in terms of results that PRP swiftly delivers after just one 45-minute session performed in-office. Nothing else capitalizes on the natural healing properties of the human body.

Plus PRP can be a huge profit maximizer too.

SKIN CARE CLINIC OWNER'S GUIDE TO PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

Lowest Cost To You – But Same Results For Patients

While your competitors depend on high-priced brand name products that gobbles up their profit margins, you could use the cheapest yet effective solution ever – your patient’s own blood. And laugh all the way to the bank.

But that doesn’t mean you should stop using those other products. Platelet-Rich Plasma may not have the sex appeal that many of the other aesthetic products have. That’s why it’s a great idea to combine your existing off-the-shelf procedures and methods with Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Injectable treatments like fillers and neurotoxins as well as other treatments like fat transfers, micro-needles, topical serums, and even lasers can be used in conjunction with PRP.

It enhances the results but adds only marginally to the cost of goods.

That’s why we’re seeing tremendous uptick in PRP adoption among skincare clinics.

Why Aren’t Skincare Clinics Adding PRP?

The first obvious hurdle is the investment needed to get started. You’d spend maybe a 1000 or 2000 dollars on equipments which can include a centrifuge and a Plasma Fill™ device. But as many of our successful clients would say it’s a no-brainer. The investment can be recouped in just 2-4 treatments. Then it’s mostly profit. Cost of PRP treatments range from $800 to $1500. And this price point is here to stay that way because the results generated by these PRP are comparable to those equally priced “traditional” treatments like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Hence most skincare clinics immediately see a bump in their revenue when they add PRP to their practice.

SKIN CARE CLINIC OWNER'S GUIDE TO PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

Second is that the owners believe they have to go through a lengthy qualification process to do the procedure. Don’t get me wrong, you have to be qualified. But the process is much more simpler than most think. For the person licensed to do these procedures, the entire learning can be completed online through a video course that awards up to 6.75 CME credit hours. This can make you confident in doing a variety of treatments including PRP-enhanced Facelift, PRP-enhanced Facial with Micro-needling, PRP Hair Restoration, PRP Breast Rejuvenation, PRP Hand Rejuvenation as well as PRP Scar Rejuvenation.

The Unquestionable Strength of Platelet-Rich Plasma

PRP has the advantage of being able to stimulate both superficial and deep dermis layers. Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections to the superficial dermis is done just like mesotherapy to improve skin texture, increase smoothness and to add volume to the skin surface. PRP Injections to the deep dermis layers can function as a filler. Thus Platelet-Rich Plasma can act as both a skin rejuvenation agent and a skin volumnisation agent at the same time.

In addition to all this, there is the healing power of the growth factor present in the PRP. So we’re seeing patients having other pleasant “side effects” like healing of tissue defects. For example, patients who had genital PRP for urinary stress incontinence were surprised by the increase in sexual drive they experienced.

All of these results are obtained with ZERO RISK. And unlike Botox, the results will look completely natural. And many physicians are now seeing the best ever outcomes for their procedures after combining it with PRP.

Isn’t that what you want for your clients?

SKIN CARE CLINIC OWNER'S GUIDE TO PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

The Top 5 Treatments Using Platelet-Rich Plasma

1. Wrinkles and Folds

Unlike Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm which are solids, PRP is composed of liquid blood components that are easily absorbed and penetrates deeper into the skin. Thus it is safe and effective for use on deep cheek indentations, under eye hollows and the neck areas for a more youthful looking face. However, HA fillers can be effective in filling individual deeper wrinkles and there is nothing preventing you from using both PRP and HA to accomplish an amazing result. Another procedure that PRP goes well with is the fat transfer procedure where the growth factors in PRP can help retain the “aliveness” of the injected fat and thus helps prolong the results.

It’s a good practice to add a layer of PRP on top of regular fillers to not only provide an instant fill or volume correction but also to improve skin tone and texture through regeneration. This set up prolongs the effectiveness of the filler by up to 50% – or 3 to 6 months longer – than when the fillers are used alone. PRP can also combined with neuromodulators and fractional ablative lasers. Plus patients who don’t want to use gel fillers can benefit from PRP as it can stimulate the body to make a small amount of its own ‘filler.’

If you want to learn in detail the right way to do a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift, click here.

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2. Rejuvenation

Platelet-Rich Plasma can be used with Lasers and Radio Frequency devices to deliver a smoother, more rejuvenated look for your clients. The benefit of adding PRP is that the activated platelets in the PRP stimulates the production of natural collagen which enhances the results that your patients get. It also accelerates the healing of the skin from the adverse effects of lasers much faster than using just topical post-care treatments. PRP also reduces the redness of the face much quicker.

3. Resurfacing

If you thought Micro-needling was great for skin resurfacing, the results can be much, much better when combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma. This procedure, made famous by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities, is one of the most sought-after treatments in dermatology. It’s perfect for facial regions that require deeper perforation as well as delicate regions like the area around the eyes. The combination treatment is a match made in aesthetic heaven – because it produces massive amounts of collagen in the skin leading to smoother, firmer and noticeably younger-looking skin. It produces great results in terms of reducing the appearance of imperfections like stretch marks. The micro needling breaks up the fibrous tissues of the skin and the PRP promotes the growth of new, healthy tissues.

4. Hair Regeneration

Just days ago, a new study has revealed that when 5% minoxidil solution was combined with PRP, it showed more improvements in hair regrowth for female patients with androgenetic alopecia than without PRP. This is just one of the few cases. The New York hair restoration specialist Dr. Amiya Prasad, M.D has consistently proven that adding PRP with extracellular matrix (ECM) can work wonders to thinning hair. The beauty of PRP for hair regeneration is that the patients need only ONE treatment to see impressive results. And only a small minority of patients will need a second treatment, usually after 18 months.

5. Scar Revision

Ok, this is not really a domain of Platelet-Rich Plasma since PRP injections alone cannot revise a scar. However, researchers have shown us that a combination of autologous PRP along with LED phototherapy at 830 nm is an excellent treatment for scars. That is really just a start. There are other PRP-combination procedures for scars like the use of PRP bio-fillers using this device as well as PRP and micro-needling using this device. Subcision is another procedure that works well with PRP for re-plumping areas of lost volume or depressed scars.

SKIN CARE CLINIC OWNER'S GUIDE TO PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

Warning:PRP may produce no aesthetic result if practitioners don’t follow guidelines

There are three kinds of PRP that you can develop: The Pure PRP (Leucocyte-Poor Platelet-Rich Plasma), L-PRP (Leucocyte and Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin). Pure PRP and L-PRP are PRP with a low density of fibrin network obtained by adding a small amount of anti-coagulant to the tube prior to blood collection. Most medical applications require the L-PRP for best results. And there are some specific conditions which warrant the use of PRF (either P-PRF or L-PRF), a preparation that has a high density of fibrin network. Whichever ones you choose, there are specific protocols for getting an ideal output each time you do it. Failure to follow the protocols may result in sub-optimal results for your clients and tarnishing of the image your clients have of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Plus, there are a few contraindications for PRP that you need to keep in mind including the following:

  1. Sepsis of the blood
  2. Cancer and chemotherapy
  3. Critical low blood platelet count
  4. Deficiency of fibrinogen
  5. Abnormal or unstable blood pressure
  6. Anticoagulation therapy
  7. Acute and chronic infections
  8. Skin diseases
  9. Chronic liver disease
  10. Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
  11. Heavy nicotine, drug, and alcohol consumption
  12. And the use of anti-inflammatory drugs within 2 weeks from the date of PRP injection

Plus, there is a list of medications that affect the function of platelets. They should be stopped at least 10 days before and after a PRP procedure. Even stuff like Advil, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and fever, can affect the regenerative power of platelets.

The bottomline is – a number of growth factors are released from the platelets into the body through PRP – and care must be taken to make sure none of that will go wasted either through inefficient process or through incompatible bodily conditions.

If you ensure that, you will be like one of our clients who came back to us saying, “Hey, we’re seeing amazing results for all of our existing procedures after adding PRP. Thanks for that!”


Want pre-designed marketing brochures for your PRP offering, you can now get them from us here, here and here.

Check out our Platelet-Rich Plasma Kit here

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Why Add PRP Injections To Your Medical Practice? [Infographic]

Many physicians we know claim that PRP Injections have saved their practice. Some of them even say that PRP helped them fall in love with medicine again. Because for the first time in modern medical history, we have a treatment that’s 100% autologous and natural with zero side effects that can aid healing for a variety of medical conditions. Nothing else comes close.

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While the above is a solid reason for you to start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma in your practice, there are a few other reasons too. Let’s go through them.

  1. It’s extremely simple procedure – and easy to get started: If you choose us, for less than $3000 investment, you can get started with Platelet-Rich Plasma (enough for your first 10 treatments). Plus we’ll train you on everything you’ll need to know as well as provide marketing support.
  2. It’s not just a fad – this treatment is here to stay: For those who’re choosing to “wait and see,” Platelet-Rich Plasma is showing no signs of slowing down. The PRP market is expected to hit about $452 million dollars in 2024. That’s a 12.5% compounded annual rate of growth from just $160 million dollars in 2015.
  3. Your patient satisfaction will skyrocket: In certain categories, the satisfaction rate for patients who’ve gotten PRP treatments is as high as 95%. The treatments surprise the patients with the results – most of them can’t believe they can have a genuine reversal of their condition with such a simple, non-invasive and no-down-time procedure as PRP.

Right now, the time is ripe for you to become a Platelet-Rich Plasma Specialist in your field. There is much research to be done in multiple aspects of PRP treatments ranging from research around combining PRP with other treatments and the composition of PRP itself. Since there is no standard in this, you’ll be creating the standards yourself.

We need you to be the pioneer in this field. Platelet-Rich Plasma, literally, is a turning point in American medical history. And we don’t want you to miss it.

Here’s an infographic that we’ve made as a reminder to this fact:

Infographic: Why Add PRP To Your Medical Practice?

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A great variety of treatments with just one tiny investment

The beauty of Platelet-Rich Plasma is that it has become virtually indispensable in almost all fields of practice. Urology, sports medicine, pain management, skin rejuvenation, eye care, spine care, hair care, these are the most prominent fields. And those physicians who’ve embraced PRP Injections are seeing high patient retention rates too.

So are you considering Platelet-Rich Plasma?

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Is Amniotic Fluid A Ready-Made Alternative To Platelet-Rich Plasma?

There is no doubt that PRP is the king of orthobiologics. Nothing else can match it’s minimal side effects, it’s ease of preparation, cost efficiency and quick treatment times. However, there is one other orthobiologic substance that is showing some promise as a ready-made alternative, Amniotic Fluid.

The Amniotic Fluid had been capturing the imagination of orthobiologic scientists as early as 1938 – it’s an excellent source of highly proliferative, low immunogenic regenerative material. They also contain other nutrients, collagen, hyaluronic acids and growth factors in abundance making them ideal for promoting regeneration.

It even has stem cells with B7H4 that promotes wound repair and shows promise for growing robust, functional blood vessels as demonstrated by scientists at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital.

But the Amniotic Fluid that we’re talking about today does not contain any live stem cells because of the cryoprocedure used for storing it. But this actually our advantage since the FDA does not allow for stem cells to be present in any amniotic based product at this time.

How Amniotic Fluid Allografts Are Produced

Our doctors love this – it’s like readily injectable PRP. So your patients gain almost all the benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma without having to go through the process of extracting it yourself.

This Amniotic Fluid that is used as Allograft product is harvested from pre-screened mothers who had consented to donating their Amniotic Fluid at the time of c-section delivery. The fluid is then tested again in a laboratory before preparing them in a neat, ready-to-use format that can be instantly utilised for a wide variety of healing needs.

The one thing that makes Amniotic Fluid an excellent allograft is its low immunogenicity – it does not express the Class II antigens – making it unlikely to cause an immune response in other humans. Plus, these tissues are known to be anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-adhesive just like Platelet-Rich Plasma.

And did I mention they are multipotent cells? The best candidate for use as regenerative medicine.

While Amniotic Fluid does not have the advantage of being fully autologous like Platelet-Rich Plasma, the huge amount of collagen, elastin and fibronectin in Amniotic Fluid Allograft make it an excellent orthobiologic substance for skin regeneration. It also contains the usual growth factors PDGF, VEGF, EGF, FDF and TGF-B.

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Allogen™ Amniotic Fluid Allograft

AlloGen is a new Amniotic Fluid product by New Life Regenerative Medicine that can be used intraoperatively or through injection therapies to improve chronic pain, sports injuries, arthritis, difficult to treat wounds and even the signs of aging.

Our doctors use it with Platelet-Rich Plasma to enhance the effect of the therapeutic injection. You can also combine it with hyaluronic acid, or bone marrow aspirates.

The product comes in two forms Allogen for use in hospital procedures and Allogen LI as an injectable for in-office procedures.

Allogen LI can also be used for cosmetic enhancement in conjunction with other facelift procedures.

The specifications of Allogen
Name: Allogen™
Category: Human Cell Tissue Product (FDA 361)
Constituents: Growth Factors
Cytokines
Collagen
Fibrinogen
Hyaluronic Acid
Messenger RNA
Protein
Source: Amniotic Fluid of pre-screened, consenting mothers during planned cesarean section
Shelf Life: 2 years when kept frozen at -65°C degrees to -85°C
Patient criteria: Same criteria as Platelet-Rich Plasma – most patients are eligible.
Packaging: Aseptically processed, packaged and cryopreserved (not sterile) stored on dry ice.

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We’re Excited About The Potential Of This

We believe this is an excellent alternative to Platelet-Rich Plasma for those who don’t want to invest in the equipment and kits used for PRP Injections. And for those who’re new to regenerative medicine, this provides a stepping stone towards Platelet-Rich Plasma and possibly stem cells.

We are confident that once you get hooked to the potential of regenerative medicine, you’ll never do another procedure for sports injuries, tendon/ligament repair, chronic wounds and arthritis without it.

And possibly that will save a few of your patients from having to go under the knife.

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Dentox Platelet-Rich Plasma Botox Training
New Live Botox, Dermal Filler And Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

If you’ve been looking to up-level your facelift strategies with Botox, Platelet-Rich Plasma Training And Dermal Fillers, we have excellent news for you.

The wonderful Dr. Katz has agreed to partner with DrPRP for a series of one-day LIVE intensive workshops (on Saturdays, the next available one is in September) on his latest Dentox X-Lift procedure. It will feature the following:

  1. Botox Training
  2. Dermal Fillers Training
  3. Platelet-Rich Plasma Training
  4. The Dentox Lift Technique Training

Learn more about the training below or click the link below to register.

About Dr Howard Katz

Dr Howard Katz is one of the top experts and visionary in the field of face lifts and dental reconstruction. His name was included on Allergan’s Botulinum toxin (Xeomin, Dysport, Botox) patent applications for dental therapies as well as gel filler (Dermal fillers) formulations and Oraverse anesthetic reversal. You can read more about Dr Howard here.

About the Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

DrPRPUSA is honored to be able to team up with Dr. Howard Katz and the team at Dentox to organize this leading edge training on Platelet-Rich Plasma and facelifts. As Dr Katz is an actual scientist-dentist-clinician named on the intellectual property for Botox and gel fillers, you can expect the best hands-on training like the kind you’ve never experienced before.

DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

The is one-day intensive program offers everything you need to expand your skill set and boost your bottom line if you’re a doctor, dentist, nurse and other qualified medical professionals in the facelift industry.

It will be featuring DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma kits and DrPRP Dermal filler makers.

Here’s the registration page and full details >>

Here’s Dr. Howard Katz himself explaining the key highlight of the event:

The training includes:

Hands-On Botox Training

Practice Botox on live patients and become completely confident in properly injecting Botox and related products.

  • Learn the latest FDA-approved procedures for Botox, Dysport and Xeomin from an instructor with more than 30 years experience
  • Get the skills to bring both cosmetic and therapeutic Botox injectables to your practice
  • Gain an understanding of documentation and legal requirements
  • Pick up tips on marketing and promoting your skills for the biggest possible income boost
  • Explore how to get more from your existing clients and bring in new clients too
In-Depth Dermal Filler Training

Learn how dermal fillers can satisfy patients and help prevent and reverse the signs of aging.

  • Explore how you can create natural-looking smoothing and reduce wrinkles with carefully placed injections of dermal fillers
  • Pick up the skills necessary for using Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and other dermal fillers
  • Understand how choosing the right products leads to be best results
  • Find out how to correct your mistakes and the mistakes of others
  • Gain all the info you need to document, market and expand your practice with dermal fillers

Platelet-Rich Plasma Training Cosmetic

Cutting-Edge Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training

Get ahead of your competition by bringing innovative PRP treatment to your practice for quicker healing and less expensive cosmetic procedures.

  • Learn how a patient’s own blood can be condensed into a powerful tool for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes
  • Ways to enhance bone grafting and tissue grafting, keeping treatments/profits in-house, and greater patient satisfaction from more painless, faster healing results
  • Gain the knowledge you need to use PRP therapy in place of dermal fillers for the same results at lower cost to you
  • Examine the ways to market your new skills while complying with the law
The Exclusive Dentox LIFT

Innovated by Dr. Katz, the Dentox LIFT allows you to perform a non-surgical facelift, with stunning results in under 30 minutes. No general anesthetic is required, there is no scarring, and results last for 1-2 years. Attract new patients, and offer your current patients this treatment to enhance their cheekbones, define a youthful jawline, and smooth their under-eye areas.

PLUS More extras including:

⇒ Proven Marketing Techniques
⇒ Free Staff Member Attendance
⇒ Patient Forms
⇒ 10 Hours Continued Education Credits
⇒ Courses include free access to the live, online Botox and Dermal Fillers refresher programs (4 additional credit hours each).. up to 18 total CE credits!

DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

I believe this is a unique opportunity not only to learn from one of the nation’s pioneers in the facelift industry, also to meet other cool amazing people who’re rocking it in this space so you can learn from them and drastically improve your practice or clinic bottom line.

Registration is open now – it’s all online takes about 5 minutes of your time – and seats are filling fast 🙂

You can learn more about it all here >>

 

Here’s Why Dr OZ’s HealthCorps Gala 2017 Is A Must-Attend

It’s here. 🙂 DrOz’s HealthCorps Gala, one of the slickest networking event that medical professionals all over the nation can attend on a relatively low budget (and feel good about it) is happening this April.

Yes, we’re talking about the HealthCorps Gala 2017 event happening in New York. It brings together over 600 wellness “wellness influencers, celebrities, medical practitioners, institutional and individual philanthropists” to raise funds for HealthCorps.org.

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For those of you who don’t know, HealthCorps is a pioneering non-profit organization by Dr Oz to empower the teens to improve their physical and mental health that will lead to a more productive and happier lifestyle. His vision is bold – by empowering the teens to make positive choices in health, wellness and attitude, he’s providing our nation with healthy dose of clear-thinking that can rescue us from all potential problems in the next few years.

The aim is to install in high school students a healthy lifestyle, good self-esteem and an attitude of resilience.

The way HealthCorps does that is by providing high school students access to a full-time Coordinator to mentor them and organize a variety of during and after school activities.

That in itself is a worthy cause to support.

Obviously, we’re huge supporters of HealthCorps.

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Here’s our own Patti Dixon with Dr. Oz.

But even if you don’t believe in that cause…

It’s Hard To Dismiss The Biggest Networking Opportunity For Healthcare Practitioners

Yes, that’s right.

HealthCorps’ 11th annual fundraiser sticks to it’s reputation for the biggest (and stylish) event that gathers over 600 of the kind of people that we, medical professionals, like to be surrounded with.

Past guests include personalities such as movie star Hugh Jackman, media personality Phil Donahue, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, music legend Quincy Jones, music producer Russell Simmons, fashion legend Donna Karan and rapper LL Cool J.

That’s what we’re talking about. And according to participants, it’s one of the must-attend events for medical practitioners.

Those who have purchased the tickets can expect an epic glamorous night at the largest waterfront venue in Manhattan, Pier Sixty. For those who haven’t bought the tickets, here’s ticketing page for more information.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Vs Hyaluronic Acid
Did Platelet-Rich Plasma Just Crush $13 Billion Hyaluronic Acid?

While it didn’t take us by surprise when we saw Platelet-Rich Plasma win yet another bout with Hyaluronic Acid, the scientific community is pretty much over-the-top with this latest result. This is the first time there is really hard, convince-any-hard-core-critics evidence that Platelet-Rich Plasma indeed might be the new accepted non-surgical treatment for symptomatic OA.

This new study was headed by Brian Cole of Rush University Medical Center.

For those who don’t know what that means, here’s a brief summary.

  1. Rush University Medical Center is ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the highest rated in Illinois.
  2. Dr. Brian Cole is the associate chairman and professor of Department of Orthopedics and chairman of Department of Surgery at Rush.
  3. He is also the Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital.
  4. He has published more than 1,000 articles and 10 popular textbooks in orthopedics and regenerative medicine.
  5. He is known as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and was NBA Team Physician of the Year in 2009.
  6. He is also the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA team and co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox MLB team.
  7. Dr. Cole also co-hosts Sports Medicine Weekly on ESPN Radio.

As you can see, this is kinda huge.

That’s why we’re celebrating it.

You can read information about Dr. Brain Cole’s study here.

How This Study Was Conducted

This study was performed on 111 symptomatic unilateral knee OA patients over a period of one year. Forty-nine patients were injected with Platelet-Rich Plasma and fifty patients were injected with Hyaluronic Acid, both under ultrasonic guidance. This was repeated 4 times. Both groups did not have any change in WOMAC score but IKDC score in the PRP group was significantly higher.

And as the paper reports, “significant improvements were seen in other patient-reported outcome measures” which they suspect was due to the anti-inflammatory properties of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Why Was Hyaluronic Acid Injected In The Past

To fully understand the scope of this new study outcome, let’s discuss the role of Hyaluronic Acid in treating Osteoarthritis. As you know, Hyaluronic Acid is a critical substance in the synovial fluid that allows the bones to glide against one another. And lack of Hyaluronic Acid leads to breakdown of synovial fluid causing joint pain and stiffness that’s associated with Osteoarthritis.

So theory is that injecting Hyaluronic Acid into synovial fluid makes it thicker again.

However, what decades of study has shown is that it’s not as simple as that. Hyaluronic acid has a lot of other activities in the joint and the supplemental, bioengineered HA Hyaluronic Acid does not seem to pick those activities up naturally. That’s why doesn’t actually help improve the synovial fluids.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Vs Hyaluronic Acid

A $13 Billion Dollar Industry To Be Taken Over By Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Reports by industry analysts pegs the worldwide Hyaluronic Acid market (majority) to over $13 Billion. The market is divided into four sections according the application of HA 1) dermal fillers 2) osteoarthritis 3) ophthalmic and 4) vesicoureteral reflux. In THREE of these FOUR divisions, Platelet-Rich Plasma is already proven as a worthy substitute.

Let’s take a look:

  1. With the help of this instrument, Platelet-Rich Plasma produces dermal fillers that can match Hyaluronic Acid fillers.
  2. Osteoarthritis, as per our discussion here, stands to gain more with Platelet-Rich Plasma than Hyaluronic Acid.
  3. For dry-eyes, Platelet Rich Plasma seems to be effective when other treatments are not. (Around 40 million people suffer from dry eyes in the U.S.)
  4. Only for vesicoureteral reflux, that Platelet-Rich Plasma has not been proved. But PRP has been found effective for urinary incontinence, so I suspect it’s a matter of time we’ll see the evidence emerging to support PRP for this.

I’m not saying Platelet-Rich Plasma will immediately capture the Hyaluronic Acid market.

At least now now.

But there is hope that we could see the market replace a huge portion of bioengineered Hyaluronic Acid with Platelet-Rich Plasma. Think about it. Instead of spending unnecessary money on HA, your patients can now choose a wholesome treatment that actually gives amazing “side effects” to their body.

What It Means For OsteoArthritis Patients

If you’re a doctor, what this means is that you can stop using hyaluronic acid injections altogether, and instead confidently suggest Platelet-Rich Plasma for your patients. Even if insurance does not cover Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, it is a far more optimum treatment than the bioengineered Hyaluronic Acid.

I believe it’s only a matter of time that the insurance companies will realize why it’s actually cheaper and more effective to do Platelet-Rich Plasma than Hyaluronic Acid.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Certification Training
5 Questions To Ask Before Offering Platelet-Rich Plasma

Almost everyone is an ideal candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma.

PRP, with it’s more than 1 million platelets per microlitre constitution, has brought about huge relief for patients with acute joint injuries, joint pain, arthritis, torn meniscus sciatica, degenerative diseases, rotator cuff tears, ligamentous laxity… you name it. It is also injected into spinal discs for disk injection therapy, and into knee and shoulder joints for regenerative purposes.

Today, Platelet-Rich Plasma dominates fields like orthopedics, sports medicine, ophthalmology, wound healing and cosmetic enhancement.

That’s why there are 8,549 entries for Platelet-Rich Plasma in the NCBI databases. To give you a reference, acetaminophen, the #1 most prescribed drug, has about 19,741 entries.

Combining those with the fact that it’s autologous, and there’s little risk for rejection or side effects, it will seem like PRP is a universal healing agent.

Except it’s not.

There are a couple of things physicians must be careful of. Because there are times when administering PRP can be a bad decision although it’s not anywhere as complicated as a wrongly prescribed drug.

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Here are the questions physician should ask before offering Platelet-Rich Plasma to their patients.

1. Are they free of these contraindicated conditions?

PRP happens to be one of the safest procedures out there. With PRP, you draw 20cc blood from the patient, spin it and then re-inject it to the injured area. No big deal. But as with any other injection, the basic risks of infection, pain and inflammation are still there. The blood collection, PRP processing, and activation should be done in a maximally sterile environment for the results to be accurate.

And that is if the patient is free of any of these pre-existing conditions:

  • Cancer or Metastatic disease: the blood of patients with cancer, especially hematopoietic or of bone, might be infected with the cancer cells, so PRP is not advised. Same goes for any other metastatic diseases.
  • An active local infection: if there’s an existing infection in the area to be treated, you must treat and heal the infections first before applying PRP therapy. Except for some bacterial infections which PRP’s anti-microbial properties can control.
  • Pregnant or are breastfeeding: the risk of infection (even though minor) means it’s not advised for expecting or new moms.
  • A low platelet count (thrombocytopenia): patients with platelet count less than 105/ul is not advisable since the low platelet count makes it ineffective anyway.
  • Anemia or low HGB count: patients with less than 10 g/dl of hemoglobin should not be allowed to undergo PRP as their blood may be weak.
  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome: patients with any of the five types of platelet function disorders are not recommended. It may aggravate their symptoms.
  • Antiplatelet therapy: those who are undergoing antiplatelet therapy for arterial circulation may not see any results due to lack of platelets.
  • Active Smoking Habit: smoking increases blood pressure and is said to lower platelets (not always), and so the effect of treatment may be low enough to not warrant it.
  • Alcohol Overuse: we know consuming too much alcohol can diminish body’s capacity to release stem cells so alcohol intake should be controlled or avoided before and during Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments.
  • Allergic to cows: bovine thrombin is typically the standard for initiating clotting of PRP and is derived from cows. So if the patients are allergic to cow’s products, alternatives need to be arranged.
  • Septicemia or blood infection: if the blood is infected by harmful bacteria, its effects may be amplified by doing PRP.
  • Local toxicity to Bupivacaine HCL or Lidocaine: if the patient has an allergic reaction or local toxicity to these, it could trigger an adverse reaction.
  • Corticosteroid injection and NSAIDS: patients must refrain from taking any form of corticosteroid injections for up to ONE month prior to PRP therapy. As for NSAIDS like Nurofen, Voltaren or Mobic, that period is 7-10 days.
  • Recent fever or illness: if the patient just recovered from a serious illness or fever, it may be advised to wait up to 60 days before having PRP treatment.

2. Is their condition treatable by Platelet-Rich Plasma?

First of all, the three vital factors in Platelet-Rich Plasma—growth factor levels, platelet count and activation times—will vary depending on the age and how healthy the patient is.

And so is the results. It varies from individual to individual.

Another factor to look at is the healing phase the patient is in.

Which Healing Phase Is Favorable For Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments?

The basic mechanisms responsible for wound healing can be divided into three basic phases:

1) inflammatory

2) a proliferative phase, and

3) tissue remodeling (the longest phase).

The inflammatory phase begins immediately after a wound. This initial phase includes activation of fibrin from fibrinogen and development of a clot consisting of platelets and cross-linked fibrin strands. These platelets release a number of cytokines, growth factors and proteins that direct the wound healing.

The cytokines attract neutrophils and fibroblasts to the wound to direct the proliferative second phase of wound healing, and subsequently, attract fibroblasts which are crucial to the remodel or the third phase.

The earlier you can introduce Platelet-Rich Plasma, the stronger the effect it has on wound healing. The first two phases are obviously more favorable to the treatment because it is in those two early phases of wound healing that the cytokines and growth factors are much needed.

Which means, PRP is best administered less than 6 weeks after an acute injury before the healing slows or stops. In overuse or repetitive conditions, this time-period may be shorter.

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That’s why we encourage physicians to use Platelet-Rich Plasma as the first-line treatment option for all healing purposes. Because, the treatment is best received in the early stages of osteoarthritis, and not only when all other options are exhausted. Our bodies naturally do that. Research shows that migration of platelets to the injured site is the first natural response of our bodies.

That being said, here are the common conditions that are known to have clinically proven benefits with Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment.

Conditions Which Can Be Treated By Platelet-Rich Plasma

Bone, Muscle And Tendon Regeneration:

If the patient’s condition will improve with bone, muscle or tendon regeneration, Platelet-Rich Plasma has a strong chance of helping. That’s why it is so popular among orthopedics. Almost all kinds of chronic tendon injuries, especially tennis elbow, Achilles Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff injuries, glenoid labral tears, hip labral tears, osteochondral lesions or inflammation of the knee patellar tendon will benefit from PRP. Even people with acute sports injuries like pulled hamstring muscles in the thigh and knee sprains benefit from it. Cartilage defects (CDs) and the most common joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA), are fantastic candidates.

And I believe every doctor has a duty to at least offer PRP to every patient suffering from these conditions, given that surgery is the only other option once conservative treatments fail.

We want to avoid surgery as much as possible.

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Managing Healing, Recovery, and Pain:

PRP can accelerate healing and growth of bones, muscles, and tendons. So whenever there are large defects that need healing, a PRP injections can come in handy. This is true for healing after surgeries, recovery after chemotherapy, and general pain associated with age-related degeneration like back, knee and neck pain. PRP can also be used simply to improve the function of the shoulder, hip, and knees. PRP has also been used in spinal and joint fusion surgeries with success.

A skilled practitioner can administer numerous PRP injections (with varying constitutions, perhaps) depending on the severity of the condition.

Reducing aging, hair loss, and hormonal symptoms:

Platelet-Rich Plasma has become popular as a treatment for reversing aging symptoms in hands, face, neck, jawline, and décolleté including sagging jowls, thinning of the skin, puffiness, age spots, and wrinkling. Also, PRP is also considered a cosmetic medicine and is used to treat acne, scarring, eye bags, and post-pregnancy skin laxity.

The famous treatment is Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift which is PRP combined with Microneedling where the PRP serum is directly injected into the skin through multiple tiny punctures under the dermis with or without topical local anesthesia. This stimulates the tissue and triggers a healing process; it’s the first step being a mild inflammation. The result is the production of new collagen tissues leading to a reduction of symptoms.

PRP has also shown promise to heal alopecia. It acts as fertilizer by recruiting stem cells to the hair follicles. PRP’s ability to form new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and the grow blood vessels from already-existing blood vessel tissues also helps.

Usage of Ultrasound Imaging

For PRP injections, the patient must also agree to use fluoroscopy, CT, or ultrasonography (US) for real-time visualization of the procedure.  This maximizes efficacy by guiding the needle accurately.

3. Can the patient cover out-of-pocket costs?

Platelet-Rich Plasma is still considered experimental by most insurance companies. Hence you may not be able to bill your patient’s health insurance plan for this service. However, if you’re a surgeon and use it in conjunction with surgery, PRP may be eligible for reimbursement. It’s best to ask the insurance company in advance.

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Treatment cost can range from $200 to $2000 and in most cases patients have to bear it themselves. However, because there is no cost to actual PRP serum itself, the cost does not double or triple when more than one condition is treated. Typically the cost is calculated based on how much time it takes for the entire procedure.

Here are the insurance plans that do not cover PRP in general:

  • AETNA
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLANS
  • HEALTH NET
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • MEDICARE (except when enrolled in a clinical study)
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS

4. Do We Have The Right Protocol?

Although the Platelet-Rich Plasma procedure is simple as it looks from the outside, there’s more science to it that meets the eye. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. And it can have a huge impact on the outcome.

Here are further questions to ask in this aspect.

Do we have the right concentration and composition? For the results with PRP to be consistent, you need the right concentration and composition. A higher platelet concentration may not necessarily be better and in some cases can be counterproductive.

How does leukocyte-rich and leukocyte-poor PRP compare?  Do you know how leukocyte-rich and leukocyte-poor Platelet-Rich Plasma work for specific conditions? Leukocyte-rich PRP causes a more pronounced inflammatory effect than leukocyte-poor PRP and may be detrimental to the healing of tendons. Therefore, leukocyte-poor PRP is preferred for acutely injured tendons.

Which type of activation should we use? There are two types of activation that can release growth factors, endogenous or exogenous. But they both does not have the same results.

And which centrifuge and PRP system should we use? There are a lot of centrifuges and PRP systems in the market. It’s important that you know the criteria you need to pay attention to for the specific needs that you’ll be using PRP for.

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5. Do We Have The Right Training?

As a physician, it’s your duty to be acutely aware of all the options you have with Platelet-Rich Plasma. And be able to determine the appropriate indication and contraindications for PRP use, consistent with ICMS/AMSSM standards. That’s why we suggest you attend a training course for extensive instructions.

Taking a proper course will also help you understand how to clearly communicate the risks, benefits, expected course, and follow-ups to the patient. This is assuming that as a physician, you already have a thorough understanding of graft selection and preparation of a graft with or without additive supports (calcium, thrombin, etc) as well as management of any complications.

Another important know-how that can come in handy for Platelet-Rich Plasma practitioners is pain management strategies.

Excellent Training On Platelet-Rich Plasma For Cosmetic Use

If you’ll be using Platelet-Rich Plasma for cosmetic purposes, here’s an excellent training that you can register for. It provides full training and CME credits for dermatological applications.

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This Course also includes extensive Training on Using Micro-needling along with PRP. Known as the PRP Facelift and the PRP Facial, these are hottest trends in the skin rejuvenation arena. You’ll also get the latest research on the subject with dozens of citations and live links to full-text peer-reviewed articles on this subject.

If you want a one-stop training to add cosmetic PRP to your existing practice of BTX-A and Facial Fillers… this is your best bet.

And the best part is everything is online. You can take the course at the comfort of your own home.

Click here to learn more

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Medical Technologies Got Better
Medical Technologies To Look For In 2016: CAS

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

― Nikola Tesla

Why Medical Technologies?

Technology, in general, never ceases to amaze me. From the latest iWatch to Spacex’s reusable rockets, the possibilities that technology can unleash are ginormous. We haven’t seen even a tiny fraction of it’s potential yet. That’s why I think the future of medical technology will be brighter than ever. One of the new technologies we’re anticipating will hit big in the future is computer assisted surgery. It’s already in place in certain areas but no where at the potential where it could be utilized. I’m talking about a scenario where self-learning computers will not only assist in surgery but communicate with other computers to develop new surgical procedures.

But for the sake of this blog, let’s take a look into what it is for those who’re curious.

Nikola Tesla Medical Technologies

Benefits of Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Computer assisted orthopedic surgery (CAOS), is a method of surgery that enables the surgeon to use cutting edge technology with the assistance of a computer and software. It helps in both the planning stage and the execution of the surgery. These methods allow surgeons to better visualize the target region and provides a more precise diagnosis. Computer assisted methods are valuable when the surgery requires a level of high precision, such as in orthopedic procedures.

How Does CAS work?

Computer assisted surgery permits the orthopedic surgeon to envision several multi dimensional visions of the patient’s anatomy using the computer monitor while it assists by using real time operative images of surgical instruments while they are in use, and the comparative digital placing of the surgical implant equipment. Similar to how many people use a GPS in their car for directions to their destination. A surgeon uses computer assisted surgery images to establish the location of the surgical instruments in relationship to the patient’s anatomical structure.

Multi dimensional anatomical digital images are produced from the data acquired from digital X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CAT scans, MRI images, fluoroscopy or ultrasounds.

Before the surgery begins, sensors are attached to the area on the patient that will be operated on, while extra sensors are merged into the surgical instruments or the implants. These sensors provide data points so the surgeon can see the exact angles and ideal positioning of the orthopedic implant or the virtual route of the medical instrumentation. The real time response helps the orthopedic surgeon to place the implants precisely and reliably.

Benefits of CAS

When an orthopedic surgeon utilizes navigation during a surgical procedure they are provided with detailed views of the joint’s structure, and the result is the placement of the implants. This computer assisted systems are also useful during slightly invasive surgery because it decreases the risk of damaging the soft tissue and improves the overall patient care.

During a joint replacement surgical procedure, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with an orthopedic implant. An implant is used to replace a knee or hip joint. Orthopedic joint implants are intended to duplicate the function and feel of the natural original joint that has been replaced. Orthopedic surgeons have been doing joint replacements for over 50 years, with the tools available today joint replacements are less invasive and have shown a to have a less complicated and quicker healing time.

Another potential benefit of computer assisted surgery is similar to that of minimally invasive surgeries. For example, surgical procedures that are performed laparoscopically, these procedures usually minimize a shorter healing time, less pain or discomfort, reduces the wear and tear of the new implants allowing for an extended lifetime for the implants. Which equals less possible surgeries in the future, less blood loss, less scarring, and overall fewer post-op complications.

Medical Technologies Make It Easier For Surgeons

Computer Assisted Knee Surgery

Knee replacement surgery, is a common option that many patients with knee problems such as osteoarthritis, traumatic knee injuries, and simple wear and tear of the knee over the years, which results in pain and difficulty walking. With the new and innovated medical advances in orthopedic surgery to these individuals who are suffering from knee problems computer assisted surgery is an ideal solution. The surgery is done with the help of computer assisted technology that improves the results and post-op recovery. During a knee replacement surgical procedure, the surgeons will carefully remove the injured joint then replace the joint with a prosthetic (natural feeling implant) that duplicates the functions of a natural knee joint. Computer assisted procedures allow for more accurate alignment of the knee implant, which results in a natural feeling in the knee. resulting in a more natural feel. By using digitized bone images, infrared imaging, and tracing devices, the computer hardware and software delivers information about the patient’s anatomy and the orthopedic surgeons are able to place the implant with precision.

Computer Assisted Hip Surgery

The hip replacement surgical procedure is also done with the use of computers and software that enrich the accuracy and consistency of the procedure. During a conventional hip replacement procedure, the surgeons will take out the ‘ball’ end of the femur and substitute it with a prosthetic section, that is held in place by a steel rod that is made to fit into the femoral neck. With computer assisted hip surgery, the computer guides the incisions to the bone, which allow for an exact implant fitting that would be otherwise challenging to accomplish. Computer assisted surgery allows surgeon to mold the hip bones in a way that permits an implant to fit more naturally. Plus, computer assisted surgery improves the precision, which allows for more long-lasting results, quicker recovery, and the potential for an improved quality of life for the patient.

PRP Treatments For Women
3 Super PRP Treatments That Can Make A Boss Out Of Any Woman

Holiday or not, women need to be in control. Of themselves. And their situations.

It almost becomes a rule for anyone wishing to have an oh-so-merry shopping experience and quality time with their loved ones during the holidays.

Sure, there are plenty of tips you’ll come across online when you Google — that can sprinkle a little bit of that “planning” fairy’s dust — but ultimately the outcome depends on your confidence level.

One way to skyrocket confidence in women… that’s known to work almost like precision every single time… is a shift in the perception of their own bodies. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic makeover. For a woman, even a whole-hearted feeling that her body is working the way it should be puts her mind at ease.

So what can we do? You probably read it in the title of the post — PRP treatments.

PRP Treatments — Fast-Acting Yet 100% Natural

What women love about it

  • It’s safe and natural, absolutely no side-effects. (Except if you have rare contraindicated conditions)
  • Obvious results can be seen in 2-3 weeks. Almost all women see results.
  • Minimally invasive and no dosage limits. Can be done almost any number of times.
  • Absolutely no down time — all done and ready in 45 minutes.
  • You’re just taking advantage of your own body’s healing mechanism

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The Trifecta Treatments For Immediate Confidence

One doctor who’s pioneered PRP treatments for women is Dr. Lisbeth Roy, DO. She recommends what she calls the trifecta of the hottest of hot natural anti-aging treatments with PRP — Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift, Platelet-Rich Plasma for Sexual Regeneration, and Platelet-Rich Plasma Breast Lift — that when combined has produced amazing results for her clients.

Here’s one of her clients’ video

If you’d like to know more, Dr. Roy wrote an entire blog post about it. You can read it here.

Dr Lisbeth Roy DO

Should you offer Platelet-Rich Plasma for your patients?

Dr. Lisbeth is a massive proponent of regenerative medicine and she’s been advocating it for sexual health for quite some time now. And she believes you could be doing a great disservice if you are not offering your patients procedures like the Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection For Women’s Sexual Regeneration . Here’s a video where she says why you should offer it to your clients.

Happy holidays. 🙂

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