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NEW: Hands-On Injectables Training In Houston By Dr. Katz

Should You Be Using PRP Instead of Dermal Fillers?

The short answer – you should be using both! According to this journal article by Dr. Daniel Sister, combining Platelet-Rich Plasma with Hyaluronic Acid fillers delivers 100% success rate with enhanced results while minimizing the numbers of injections needed. And with the new DrPRP Plasma-Fill™ Bio-Filler Maker Machine, you can opt for 100% PRP fillers when patients request to go all-organic.

Here’s why this is important:

  1. PRP fillers are natural and organic: The dermal fillers produced by Plasma-Fill™ comes from autologous blood, so it’s 100% natural and over time, the product will dissolve into the blood stream without unwanted consequences.
  2. Enhanced skin rejuvenation: The growth factors contained in PRP are known to promote the production of collagen so its not only about volume but skin rejuvenation is a key result unlike synthetic fillers.
  3. Healthy skin, less blemishes: Being a healing agent, PRP adds a touch of healing into the mix so that if there are acne blemishes, excessive dryness or even minor scars, those are more likely see improvement giving the treatment a great value for money.
  4. Save patient’s money: Stocking big brand synthetic fillers can be very damaging to your cash-flow as well as your patient’s wallet. That’s why we’re seeing PRP filler adoption at a record rate. It’s a no-brainer. There is expensive and side-effects-prone artificial stuff and the organic and cheaper alternative for pretty much the same results. Even though we may have to rely on synthetic fillers for certain cases, the cases you opt for PRP fillers will offset the costs significantly.

Exclusive Hands-On Training For Physicians In Houston

Handling PRP dermal fillers is different compared to traditional hyaluronic acid fillers – for example, prp fillers need to handled at room temperature or higher at all times and they have to be injected with a different type of needle. And there’s more fine tuning to be done if you want consistent better results and patient satisfaction. That’s why we’re excited to partner with one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the field, Dr. Howard Katz to offer you the training you need to achieve mastery in this arena.

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Dentox offers industry-leading Botox training around the world and is now bringing its one-day seminars to Houston. Dentox courses are taught directly by Dr. Howard Katz, whose name is on the actual patent application for Botulinum Toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, etc), and is the first educator in the uses of Botox for facial aesthetics.

The class will include complete instruction on injecting Botox and Fillers for the most popular therapeutic and aesthetic treatments available. How to avoid and correct common side effects, create truly natural results, and market your services effectively are all part of the program. For several months now, Dentox in conjunction with Dr. PRP have also included platelet-rich plasma injection training, and if responses from doctors and dentists in other locations are any indication, Houston medical professionals will be thrilled with the competitive advantage provided with the use of PRP as an injectable material.

Discover The Unique, Exclusive Dentox LIFT Procedure

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Yes, you read that right. DentoX LIFT is a 30-minute non-surgical procedure that even a dentist can perform! In this training, Dr Katz will be sharing his trade secrets with you so you too can exceed your patients expectations. The DentoX lift is incredibly simple and the results stunning. You will learn how you can transform your patient’s jawline, cheekbones, lips and smile instantly with this procedure. You’ll be surprised by what you can accomplish in 30 minutes!

Invest In A Unique Training Experience

When considering whether to add platelet-rich plasma for cosmetic purposes to your medical or dental practice, it’s important to consider how you will be trained. Precision is required for a positive patient experience. Crafting and contouring is just as much art as science. Additionally, it’s important to be well-trained in managing patient expectations so they understand what’s possible and what isn’t. All of that and more is part of the new injectables program being offered by Dentox in partnership with Dr. PRP, the first of which will be held in Houston on February 24th.

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With PRP instead of dermal fillers, everyone saves – and everyone benefits. The Botox training course from Dentox is built around Dr. Howard Katz and his decades of training experience. And now, it’s also building on the power of PRP to provide excellent, affordable results.

Praise For Dr. Howard Katz

Dr. Katz is one of the foremost experts in this field of facial aesthetics. He’s an inventor named on the actual patent applications for all Botulinum Toxins including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Myoblock. His expertise is so in-depth, there’s little doubt that this course is going to be incredibly informative for you.

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Dr. Katz is not only an extremely valuable expert but he’s actually quite interesting to listen to. He has a simple way of imparting his knowledge in others – by the time you’re done with the training, you’ll actually feel super confident about the procedures you’ve learned. Don’t take our word for it, just ask previous students.

Here, watch these videos for a taste of what’s to come.

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Top Six Reasons Why Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Fail

The other day we received an email from a person who had Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection that failed to produce any results. “Not impressed, did not work for me. Had it done for my back,” she said. Comments like these are charged with emotions as almost all of these patients have paid for PRP injections out of their own pockets. That’s why the same patient also added later “…but did empty my wallet.” For us, her comment was one of the kinder ones. Others, who were really mad at seeing their money wasted, called it a sham, quackery, and “ways for doctors to make money.” We understand this sentiment. And we can’t argue with the fact that these treatments may have been failures.

But the thing is very few people, including some expert physicians understand why these PRP injections fail.

What The Tremendous Popularity Of PRP Means

In the 1990s, there were about 150 new research articles on Platelet-Rich Plasma every year. At least in the Pubmed database. Back then, only a select group of physicians who really understood the treatment actually offered it to their patients. Now, just this year alone, there were more than 600 new articles. The trend line has gone from a gradual climb to a “U curve” or exploding popularity.

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And so did the number of physicians offering this treatment.

Certainly, money wasn’t the objective for those physicians – for if it were, the best ways to do it would’ve been to prescribe a battery of tests, drugs and surgeries approved by insurance companies. Instead, the physicians started offering it once they knew well the inherent benefits of an interventional autologous medicine like Platelet-Rich Plasma.

The problem is, not all physicians were that passionate about it.

Some did it because patients asked for it. Some did it because everyone else was doing it. Still others just wanted to experiment with it casually.

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And so not all Platelet-Rich Plasma injections worked. That’s why, as the treatment exploded in popularity, we saw a small portion of those treatments end up being a waste of the patient’s money – and that gets talked about a lot because, as I mentioned above, the patient usually has huge emotional response to the outcome.

But on the other hand, majority of the patients are happy about their results.

“I had it done on my injury and MAN, IT REALLY WORKS!!!”

That’s another response we got on the SAME DAY that this women told us it didn’t work for her. Another physician also told us the very same day, “PRP works great. We have had fantastic results on patients in the office.”

So what’s making the difference?

Why do some PRP treatments work spectacularly while some others turn out to be a dud?

That’s what we’ll explain in the rest of this post here. There are six main reasons why it can fail. Plus a seventh no-so-common reason. Let’s look at them one by one.

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1. Improper Selection of Patients

As much as the Platelet-Rich Plasma injection enthusiasts would like beat the drum of its universality of application, there are certain instances where a PRP injection may be unnecessary. The classic case is demonstrated in the 2015 Double-Blind Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study that showed that PRP injections are NOT beneficial at all.

According to expert researchers we subscribe to, it is clear that this study had selected the WRONG PATIENTS!!!

Here’s what that means. This study, conducted by researchers at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, New Jersey, was done in the emergency care department where patients who’d just had a ankle sprain were given a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection.

First of all, ankle sprains are relatively acute medical condition, commonly occurring due to over-stretching and tearing of the muscle or tendon. And they’re usually healed on their own. The thing that emergency care physicians usually do for this condition is to put ice packs or local anesthetic to numb the pain so the patient can rest. For patients who’re very active, their body is able to heal itself from most of these types of ankle sprains very rapidly. For them, a PRP injection might not accelerate healing. On the other hand, because injections break up the tissue and poke holes, it can actually cause unnecessary complications.

That’s why successful studies on Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are almost always done on chronic wounds and injuries that wouldn’t heal on its own. If you’re out to test PRP’s efficacy, the untreated-by-PRP “control group” should be non-healable so we can determine clearly the effects of PRP.

So definitely, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are not ideal for emergency care.

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The same is true for patients on the other end of the spectrum. That is the category of patients who’d been on steroids and drugs for a long time and are in the very advanced stages of the disease. Although there might be hope, Platelet-Rich Plasma might not be enough to reverse course here.

The ideal candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma injection is a patient who has a relatively new, chronic musculoskeletal condition and whose only other option is surgery or heavy steroid/drug use.

2. Use of certain drugs

One of the other reasons why Platelet-Rich Plasma may not be ideal for emergency care patients is that when patients come in with intense pain, it’s a common practice for the ER physician to administer powerful local anesthetics and/or steroids in high dose. The problem with both of them is that they are are known to be toxic to stem cells and growth factors as shown here here, here and here. So if you’re using these steroids, anesthetics or drugs, it is recommended to wait till the patient can get off of them before applying Platelet-Rich Plasma. Otherwise, the toxicity of the chemicals may limit Platelet-Rich Plasma’s ability to recruit stem cells to the area.

For example, the local anesthetic Marcaine is found to be extremely harmful to stem cells even in small quantities. So as a general practice, the patient has to avoid harmful steroids, anesthetics and drugs at the time or up to 48 hours prior to PRP injections.

3. Lack of Rehab

It’s been reported that PRP injection works well when combined with the physical therapy for sports injuries. However, some physicians mistakenly see PRP injections as an alternative to physical therapy. Hence the comparisons like these where PRP is pitted as a rival to physical therapy. The fact is Platelet-Rich Plasma can only supplement the effects of a proper rehabilitation program as illustrated in this study which demonstrated that PRP + physiotherapy is more effective than Dry Needling + Physiotherapy for patellar tendonisis.

There is one thing we need to add to that though. Most PRP injections are done in a way that breaks up scar tissue and triggers new healing response to which the platelets can respond. So the best post-Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment rehab program is one which treats the patients as if they just had an acute injury. Meaning, the physiotherapy regimen following a PRP injection has to aim at square one – stimulation of blood flow to the injured area to provoke the inflammatory response. This is a different approach than the usual where the PT tries to attenuate the inflammatory response.

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4. Under dosing

Under-dosing is a serious problem in this field. If you’re using PRP with below 3X platelet concentration, you’re under-dosing your patients. An example is the PT vs PRP study we highlighted earlier. Not only did they mistakenly conclude that Platelet-Rich Plasma could be an alternative to Physiotherapy, they were severely under dosing the patients by using PRP with 2.1-2.5X concentration of platelets.

Studies have shown that a concentration of at least 1,000,000 platelets/µl is needed for optimal therapeutic benefits. That is 5X the concentration of platelets in normal whole blood. Here is one such study.

That is the very reason why we advocate not using Gel-based PRP Kit for PRP separation. The problem with gel-based kit is that most of the platelets will get trapped in the gel. Instead a kit like DrPRP kit gives you 5X-9X platelets because it uses a mechanical separation process while giving the same 1-step convenience of gel separators.

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5. Using PRP as just another injectate

There is a fundamental difference between Platelet-Rich Plasma based orthopedic intervention and typical modern surgical and drug-based treatment. And that is surgery and the drugs are designed to eliminate symptoms of diseases. For example, pain is one of many symptoms that occur when a certain part of the body is out of balance. By taking a drug, steroid, NSAID or even undergoing surgical correction, the physician hopes that the pain goes away. This approach has led to all the problems that we face in modern orthopedic medicine. Because when we treat symptoms, the underlying problems usually don’t go away.

But scores of physicians look at Platelet-Rich Plasma with that same attitude. They inject Platelet-Rich Plasma expecting the symptoms to go away.

That’s NOT what Platelet-Rich Plasma is for.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a HEALING AGENT. It’s different. It’s not designed to eliminate symptoms like a drug. The only thing that PRP can do is use the body to heal itself.

So the first task, if you’re an orthopedic surgeon or someone treating a musculoskeletal issue, is to IDENTIFY precisely what’s producing the symptoms. This means looking at the connection between various muscles, tendons and ligaments. Understanding how they work in unison and finding out what’s causing stress in the system. All the muscles and ligaments and tendons are like different pieces of the puzzle – pulling weights in sync with their functions. So if there’s a anomaly in the whole picture, chances are one of the pieces of the puzzle is not able to carry out its job.

For an easy example, a tightness in the hamstring might be a result of a twisted ligament or bone in the back caused by a bad sitting posture. So in addition to injecting PRP to the hamstring, you might also need to inject to the ligament or bone on the back. And advise the patient to change posture.

This is the definition of Interventional Orthopedics.

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And it requires extensive experience on the anatomy – AND delivering precise injections into the weaker links in the musculoskeletal system to improve overall function of the body. This means using image guidance technologies like fluoroscopy (Ultrasound guidance isn’t enough) to accurately place Platelet-Rich Plasma on areas which require healing. These type of injections enable efficient tissue regeneration and healing, and is usually not taught in medical school, residency, or fellowship.

That’s why we encourage physicians who’re offering PRP injections to get certified by taking one of the courses at the non-profit Interventional Orthopedics foundation.

Getting certified in Advanced Injection practices will make your Platelet-Rich Plasma results more consistent. There is a must-have for all physicians offering PRP Injections. It will also educate you on all the different ways regenerative medicine is being used right now.

6. Thinking only about relieving pain

We touched on it a little on the section above, but this is a broad topic that deserves an explanation on its own. Platelet-Rich Plasma as a healing tool is not something that you should make use of when your patients are in pain. Instead, PRP is used for a wide variety of issues that doesn’t involve pain including wound healing, skin aging reversal, wrinkle correction, dry eye syndrome, nerve regeneration, bone union, hair regeneration and even women’s fertility restoration and strengthening the uterus.

The bottom line is… Platelet-Rich Plasma isn’t just a tool for containing pain due to sports injuries. That days are far behind us now. Today, every physician, from the family physicians to neurologists and cardiologists, to fertility specialists and optometrists, to dermatologists and hair restoration experts… everyone uses Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Plus, more and more applications are discovered every day.

Platelet-Rich Plasma, on its own without funding by Big Pharma or the government, has become an integral part of modern medicine.

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BONUS: The 7th Reason Why PRP Injections Fail

7. Super-concentration of Platelets

We know all analogies are imperfect but we like to use the expresso shot analogy when it comes to platelets. Platelets are like expresso shots for healing. But like expresso shots, your body can’t function using expresso shots alone. It needs food. That’s why studies like this one by Giusti has shown that super concentrating the Platelets may not only be useless, it can actually be harmful. What they did was completely isolate Platelets and platelets alone – and applied it in different concentrations on tendon cells to see if higher concentrations hurt or helped. That’s not Platelet-Rich Plasma. That’s just platelets.

And Platelets alone can’t do the job. In fact, it has nothing to support the survival of cells.

Instead, Platelet-Rich Plasma, is rich in Platelets while also including a small portion of RBC, WBC and the plasma serum which contains the nutrients the cells needed to survive.

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That’s why research shows that taking the concentration above 1,000,000 platelets/µl doesn’t necessarily increase therapeutic benefits and as the Giusti study pointed out, it can actually have a detrimental effect.

This may not be an issue for the average physician, but it is possible to make this mistake thinking that higher concentration is better. That’s why we believe choosing the right Platelet-Rich Plasma kit plays an important role.

Because the kit has to produce Platelet-Rich Plasma in the ideal concentration – not just Platelets – so it can work every single time you administer it on patients.

Patent Application By Allan K Mishra

Speaking of the composition of Platelet-Rich Plasma, the famed Stanford researcher and Platelet-Rich Plasma pioneer Allan K. Mishra has recently filed a patent application titled “PLATELET RICH PLASMA FORMULATIONS” which can be found here. In it, Mishra claims he’s identified specific concentration of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells for treating treating connective tissue and/or cardiac tissue damage. It’s worth a look if you’re curious.

Add Regenerative Medicine to Your Practice

If you need help in getting started with Platelet-Rich Plasma, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (844) 377-7787 for a quick consultation. We can support you not only in supplying all the necessary equipment, but also provide you with the information you need to be a confident pioneer in this field. We’re looking forward to having you as part of our family.

You can also email us via hello@drprpusa.com or visit our shop to order directly.

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Why Are We Still Debating Platelet-Rich Plasma?

In the 2000s, when Platelet-Rich Plasma first started shifting its role from being a healing assistant in cardiac and orthodontic surgeries to the more leading role of healing bone grafts and joint tissues, many leading physicians claimed that the practitioners were putting profiteering before truth and science. They even said it was outright theft to charge $300 for an injection that, according to them, had an efficacy no less than placebo. That was in 2009 and the confusion back then was justifiable.

Fast forward 7 years later, in 2016, and we had the first FDA-Sanctioned, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis which showed that PRP improved the outcome by 78% compared to 7% for placebo.

This was also confirmed by two Chinese major review studies this year, both Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritisfirst one here and the second one here.

Yet, we still see physicians here in the US – orthopedists and rheumatologists, among them – who don’t even bother to try it once on their patients!

What’s going on?

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The Hidden Factor That’s Holding PRP Back

Platelet-Rich Plasma, as we know, contains 7X-9X concentration of platelets in a serum with a balanced ratio of plasma, leukocytes and RBC. This special mixture helps supply growth factors and other proteins that tissues can use to recruit stem cells and heal itself. This process is pretty straight-forward. Yet, we know for a fact that there are some physicians who fail to see results with Platelet-Rich Plasma, including some clinical studies performed by veterans.

Are they missing something?

We suspect it has got to do with the second part to PRP’s healing mechanism. It’s right application.

It can be summed up in the following two questions.

1. Precisely which tissue are you delivering the PRP to?
2. How are you making sure that the PRP is used by the tissues and not wasted?

This is where the science of Interventional Orthopedics come into play.

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The Science Behind Interventional Orthopedics

On the outside, interventional orthopedics look very simple. You identify the area which needs healing, and then administer Platelet-Rich Plasma (or stem cells for that matter) to that particular area and wait for it to heal. Thinking that its this simple screws up the process for physicians who’re merely trying their luck with PRP. Because, the bulk of the Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment – the actual work that the physicians need to do – has to do with the following.

1) Identifying the exact group of tissues that are broken or degenerated (Accurate Localization),

2) Creating lesions in the damaged tissue, and

3) Delivering Platelet-Rich Plasma precisely at that location.

These advanced injections are much more effective and requires a different level of expertise.

For example, typical injections in the knee can only deliver the Platelet-Rich Plasma serum to the synovial fluid, synovial membrane and articular cartilage. The advanced injections like intraosseous infiltrations can deliver the PRP serum to the subchondral bone and the deep layers of cartilage that are affected by Osteoarthritis.

These kind of advanced injections require the use of fluoroscopic guidance for proper administration as well as proper training on the physician’s side.

Here’s one study that explains why accurate localization is linked with an improved clinical outcome Study of intra-articular infiltrations with intra-osseous injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

The thing is, not all physicians are trained to do it. The scope of these advanced injections are vast and warrant extensive training and expertise.

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To continue with the example of the knee, most physicians are proficient only in the superomedial or anteromedial/anterolateral injections to the knee. However, advanced Platelet-Rich Plasma injections can deliver the PRP to precise locations like…

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  • Patellar ligament (PL)
  • Quadriceps tendon
  • Patellar tendon
  • Medial meniscus
  • Anteromedial joint line (AMJL)
  • Medial midpatellar (MMP)
  • Superomedial patellar (SMP)
  • Anterolateral joint line (ALJL)
  • Lateral midpatellar (LMP)
  • Superolateral patellar (SLP)
  • Lateral suprapatellar bursa (LSB)
  • Infrapatellar (IFP)
  • Lateral meniscus
  • Subchondral bone
  • Femur bone

Most physicians, instead of getting highly proficient in identifying and administering precise PRP injections, they get concerned over the relative lack of protocols for PRP Injections. They get carried away by details like the frequency of the injection, the leukocyte levels, and red blood cells, when the fact is… as long as you get the platelet concentration right (5X-9X baseline), the therapeutic effects are guaranteed. The frequency and the presence of Leukocytes are minor factors that have little to no impact on the outcome.

The most important factor is physician training for advanced injections under Ultrasound or Fluoroscopy.

If It Works For Knee Osteoarthritis, It Probably Works For Other Degenerative Diseases

There is another concern among some physician who claim that there’s no evidence for the particular condition that they’re treating. For example, let’s say they’re treating Spinal muscular atrophy in a patient and see that there has been no study that proves Platelet-Rich Plasma is a good candidate.

Does that mean it won’t work? Absolutely no.

It just means no one has ever studied it in detail. The working mechanism behind Platelet-Rich Plasma is so universal that if it works for the knees, it will work for the spine and other similar areas of the body as well. In fact, there is almost no part of the body that is not currently known to have a therapeutic effect upon application of Platelet-Rich Plasma – nerves, joints, muscles, skin, hair, and even the eyes are treated by PRP.

By the way, if you’re wondering if there really is a study on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, here is one from Egyptian researchers.

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Does Age Play A Role?

We’ve noticed that age does not have a correlation with the effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. It works just the same for the young and old.

However, the one thing that do have a correlation is the degree to which the disease has advanced.

The more advanced the disease, the less likely that Platelet-Rich Plasma can reverse its course. That is the reason why we recommend physicians treat Platelet-Rich Plasma as a first-line treatment for all possible conditions. It has already shown to be much more effective than both Cortisone and Hyaluronic Acid injections.

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Education in Advanced regenerative-medicine injections

So, back to the single biggest needle-mover when it comes to Platelet-Rich Plasma injections: ACCURATE LOCALIZATION. This means the physicians must undergo advanced training for this type of injections.

And there are not many options available until recently.

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Thankfully, we now have the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) foundation – the first non-profit in the US dedicated to providing training for core injection skills. According to IOF, only 1% of the physicians in the US are trained to do these advanced injections. And chances are you may not have been trained.

With IOF, you can get trained for that in a real medical setting with skilled instructors and support staff.

According to the IOF website, they can train you on:

  • Injections for the healing of bone, tendon, ligaments, muscle or cartilage.
  • Accurate localization of these injections on damaged structures using image guidance.
  • New tools that facilitate percutaneous tissue manipulation.

This is a wonderful non-profit education initiative by Christopher J. Centeno, MD, Gregory Lutz, MD, Don Buford, MD and Richard D. Striano D.C., RMSK, all leading players in the regenerative medicine field.

Here’s a video you can watch to learn about IOF foundation.

And check out the IOF membership information here.

One last thing…

Platelet-Rich Plasma Standardization

As a Platelet-Rich Plasma practitioner, you’ll be out on the leading-edge. You’ll discover things that others may not be aware of. And you’ll have the opportunity to publish your findings. That’s when you’ll think of a standardization. By then, it’s too late. You’ve already performed a lot of injections and your data in unstandardized.

To avoid this, consider using a standard for the preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

We suggest using the latest MARSPILL classification for Platelet-Rich Plasma developed jointly by Brazilian and US researchers.

The lack of standardization is the main culprit when it comes to debates over the efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma. We would love to see more and more researchers and everyday practitioners accepting a common standardized classification system for PRP.

Here’s the chart for the MARSPILL classification.

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And you may also want to check out the DRPRP Kit for the most ideal concentration of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

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Six Reasons To Offer Your Patients Platelet-Rich Plasma

For most musculoskeletal issues, the effects of immunosuppressants, steroids, DMARDs and protein-blocking drugs, never good to start with, usually wanes off after repeated use. And when it does, the patients realize that during the time the symptoms were being masked by these drugs, the disease was actually progressing at a steady pace. By this time though, it may already be in an advanced stage. That’s why more and more patients today are opting for natural biologics like Platelet-Rich Plasma at the earliest possible instead of waiting till all options are exhausted. This is the Self-Healing revolution.

And it’s just getting started.

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The revolution, which some doctors call “the anabolic era of medicine,” has already eliminated the need for certain traditional methods of disease-intervention like invasive joint replacement surgeries and harmful drugs for hundreds of thousands of patients. Here are some very recent patient testimonials so you can get an idea.

Catherine was diagnosed with a rotator cuff problem about 2 years ago and had trouble lifting her arm. After just two PRP injections she’s now feeling really really great. See the video below for more.

George was suffering from Plantar Fascitis which was curtailing his otherwise active lifestyle. He took a year to rehab and tried a couple of other treatments before being referred to this particular doctor for PRP injections. And again, after just two PRP Injections, the pain he’s been suffering for a year was gone.

This is another amazing story. Bodybuilder Greg had suffered a complete tear in his muscle and tendon – doctors told him his condition is untreatable and that he’d have to live with a physical deformation for the rest of his life. After two and a half months and zero progress, he decided to try Platelet-Rich Plasma. Within 16 days, it had healed and today his muscle is 100% back to normal and he’s doing training.

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Hear what he says in the video below.

Although, I am not in anyway claiming that Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection works for everyone, I do believe that almost everyone with a musculoskeletal issue is an excellent candidate for it.

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Most physicians that we talk to (see our clients list here) say they see a success rate upwards of 80% in the chapter with PRP treatments regardless of the condition they treat. In this classic book about PRP, Dr. Bittencourt et al say, in 203 cases they studied including “38 epicondylitis, 45 Achilles tendonitis, 25 patellar tendonitis, 12 hamstring origin (ischial tuberosity) tendonitis, 08 plantar fasciitis, 08 flexor carpi ulnarii tendonitis, 07 pes anserinus tendonitis, 04 biceps femoris tendonitis, 03 iliopsoas tendonitis, 06 athletic pubalgias and 06 biceps brachii tendonitis,” they saw success rates in excess of 75%.

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It’s amazing how they’re utilizing PRP Injection’s therapeutic effects across the board whether its orthopedic healing, wound management, hair regeneration, facial rejuvenation or pain-reduction. NIH says PRP works by “promoting better collagen I deposition, decreased cellularity, less vascularity, and higher glycosaminoglycan content,” whatever that may mean.

That’s why we’re seeing record growth in the Platelet-Rich Plasma market.

It has long ceased being a fad that only a group of sports medicine specialists promote because pro-athletes like Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Hines Ward had used it with remarkable success. And certainly has moved beyond the realm of boutique clinics. Instead, thousands of clinics all over the nation are now offering it. It is the wave of the future, still in its early-phase of saturation. And you can be one of the pioneers in the field.

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Here are six reasons why you should start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma for your patients today.

1. Clear and Obvious Results

There would be no point in discussing a treatment if it doesn’t deliver results. You only need to look at ONE SOLID STUDY LIKE THIS to conclude its efficacy because the way Platelet-Rich Plasma works is not unique to conditions treated. Meaning, if it works for tennis elbow, chances are, it will work for achilles heel too. As well as chronic wounds, spine disc regeneration, bone healing, tendinopathy and much more.

That is to say, the science behind Platelet-Rich Plasma is solid. The growth factors within platelets, mainly platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been found again and again to be agents capable of healing tissues. PRP was initially tested by dentists in the 1990s for repair of bones after oral surgeries. Since then scores of the physicians have used it to treat the following with excellent success rates.

  • Rotator cuff injuries (study here)
  • Tennis & golfer’s elbow (study here)
  • Hamstring, hip, knee and ankle strains and sprains (study here)
  • Achilles tendinosis & plantar fasciitis (study here)
  • Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis (study here)
  • Degenerative disc disease of the spine (study here)
  • Nerve injury and neurological pain (study here)
  • Chronic ulcers and post-surgical wound healing (study here)
  • Burns, skin grafts, and scar tissue remodeling (study here)

Yes, physicians have successfully used PRP to treat these conditions for OVER A DECADE now. Yet, there are some physicians who’re only now starting to see the possibilities of this autologous healing agent. They’ve been very dismissive about it until now thanks in part due to the healthcare industry’s lackadaisical approach to it.

Fortunately, much of that is changing. The future is looking bright for Platelet-Rich Plasma. A quick search in clinical trials database reveals 101 clinical trials at the time of this writing.

And it has now become a powerful force in modern medicine.

2. Simple outpatient procedure – zero down time

Preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma is a procedure that puts the latest high-technology protein-blocking drugs to shame (more on that later) in every sense. Prepared using a simple desktop centrifuge in about 10 minutes (not including the time to draw blood), PRP delivers more therapeutic benefits than many other billion dollar drugs used for the same purpose. The entire procedure takes a maximum of 45 minutes and patients can return to their usual daily routine immediately. Plus the produced PRP is capable of remaining sterile and viable for a couple of hours.

And the safety record? Excellent, in all its use cases.

This may be one of the reasons why patients keep coming back for more once they’ve had an initial injection. The more the better they say. (We don’t agree with them though.)

3. Eliminates invasive surgeries in the long run

Platelet-Rich Plasma acts on the body in the most natural way you can think of – by triggering a healing cascade consisting of hemostasis, inflammation and proliferation phases. This is the way our bodies are designed to heal. It doesn’t aggravate the disease by blocking the natural function of cells, which is what almost all other drugs are designed to do. Therefore the earlier your patients have Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, the less likely that things will get complicated enough to warrant a surgery. We’ve heard from doctors again and again that their patients who were prescribed surgery ended up not having surgery for years.

Platelet-Rich Plasma can actually regenerate tissues, muscles, ligaments and even bones. It works like stem cells but with little less dramatic results and none of the side-effects that stem cell treatments are notorious for.

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Here’s what one of the doctors had to say.

4. The Age Of Ortho-Biologics Is Here – There’s No Escape

One of the biggest reasons why physicians don’t start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma sooner is that they mistakenly think that PRP is just a fad and it might vanish entirely a few years later. But the fact is, the biologic era of medicine is here. And Platelet-Rich Plasma is leading it. And in coming years, putting together joints and discs using steel may look primitive as more scientific data emerge in favor of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Some experts suggest that injection therapies may replace up to 70% to 80% of the surgeries in the near future.

In other words, this shift in treatment paradigm is big.

The earlier you get in, the more expertise you gain. There is a reason why some doctors get amazing results with PRP while others struggle to make it work. The reason is clear. The ones that make it work have a thorough understanding of the science behind it, and are confident about the limits and potential of the treatment. In this case, there is no substitute for experience. The sooner you start doing them, the more confident you become in PRP injection therapy. Don’t wait.

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5. No Risk Of Side Effects Or Mutagenic Effects

One of the biggest drawbacks blocking the stem cell treatments from going mainstream is the potential for the treatments to go horribly wrong. Since Platelet-Rich Plasma acts on cells via transmembrane signal cascades and doesn’t modulate the cells and their functions, there can potentially be no harmful effects from using it. That’s why you DON’T NEED FDA approval to start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments.

It also means that aside from occasional patient dissatisfaction with PRP – could happen in less than 10% of the cases – there is nothing else you need to worry about. No further complications, regulatory actions, or lawsuits can arise. If it doesn’t work, fine. You can try some other treatments. Or you can even combine it with other injection treatments, provided the combination does’t negate the effects of PRP – we’re seeing a trend towards that as evidenced by this study where the therapeutic effects were doubled when PRP was added to the treatment.

That’s why your decision to start offering PRP is going to be an easy one.

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6. Low Cost Of Entry And Lower Costs For Patients

As I mentioned earlier, a very low investment in a simple desktop centrifuge like this and the PRP Kit will get you up and going with PRP injection treatments.

And you don’t have to worry about stocking up on expensive drugs or other raw materials. Your cost of goods sold is very low. That can translate to lower costs for the patient.

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But, I’m not suggesting that it will be all a smooth ride with Platelet-Rich Plasma. One of the challenges you may face is generating standardized protocols for different patient use cases. This can take a while due to trial and error – a fact evident in the current literature, where different studies follow slightly different protocols resulting in varied outcome.

So you have to use your expertise in developing protocols to maximize your results. Some factors that may come into play are the activation method, presence of red blood cells, number of spins in centrifuge, proficiency in ultrasonic image guidance, number of leukocytes and photo-activation of PRP.

You may also have to test things like Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix depending on your therapeutic needs.

Webinar: Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Dr. Gregory Lutz is one of the early pioneers in Platelet-Rich Plasma – he is the author of a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled study on lumbar intradiskal PRP injections. And here in the video below, Dr. Lutz discusses his experience and provides case examples for PRP treatments.

PRP Vs The Latest FDA-approved $1 Billion Arthritis Drug

This past May(2017), the FDA approved a drug known as Kevzara – an interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) blocker. According to the reports, this drug costs patients (or their insurance providers) $39,000 a year and is expected to generate upwards of $1 billion in revenue for the licensing company by the year 2023. This is a drug that offers at best a temporary 66% improvement in signs and symptoms when using with another DMARD – and carries a risk of producing serious immunological disorders as the drug affects the immune system.

Now, in contrast, the autologous, non-immunogenic Platelet-Rich Plasma needs only a couple of injections that has no side effects – all of it produced from a little desktop centrifuge at your local office. No patent licensing fees involved. Sure, the patient has to pay a couple hundred bucks out of pocket, but which one do you think an informed patient will choose?

Come join the revolution by getting started with Platelet-Rich Plasma. Click here or call us at (844) 377-7787 to talk to us. We’ll support you in the setup and marketing of PRP.

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Three PRP Treatments Revolutionizing Skincare
Three PRP Treatments That Are Revolutionizing Skincare

While there are thousands of skincare centers nationwide offering at least one PRP treatment for their customers, most of them doesn’t go beyond the PRP Micro-needling treatment popularized by Kim Kardashian. The reason is – it is the simplest of all Platelet-Rich Plasma aesthetic treatments around and also the most sought-after treatment. This is all good until they realize the immense potential of PRP treatments. What they’re missing out on is the fact that once you’ve made the investment for Platelet-Rich Plasma which includes a centrifuge, PRP kits and staff training, they can start offering a whole suite of treatments for their clients.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma’s Quiet Revolution In The Skincare World

One great thing about PRP treatments is that the protocol for obtaining high quality Platelet-Rich Plasma is the same regardless of its application. Whether its joint injuries, osteoarthritis, bone healing, spinal disc regeneration or skin rejuvenation, the process is the same: draw up to 20cc blood from the patient, place it into the centrifuge which concentrates the platelets and then draw out the Platelet-Rich Plasma for immediate application. This simple process coupled with PRP’s vast scope of healing makes it one of the most significant advances in modern medicine. In fact, one physician, Dr. Lewis Maharam M.D. aka The Running Doc, who regularly writes for New York Daily News calls it “the greatest innovation since the invention of MRI.”

That applies to skincare as well. The Platelet-Rich Plasma you obtain from your clients can be used for a number of treatments, the demand for which are only growing. Here are a few ideas – these are probably the most popular/cutting-edge PRP treatments performed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

1. Facial Skin Augmentation With Fillers

The topical application of Platelet-Rich Plasma with Micro-needling can help regenerate the degrading skin cells and promote collagen production to keep skin plump and supple. This basic process may be enough for some of your clients. But those who’re looking for more than just skin rejuvenation, you may have to go deeper. To augment the face with natural, feminine volume, you’re going to have to inject Platelet-Rich Plasma deeper into the dermis. This will supply the growth factors to the degraded dermal tissues under the surface.

For volume though, you’ll need a filler. You can either go for a Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) based filler (PPP is the left-over from the Platelet-Rich Plasma process – you can read about the process in detail here.) or you can use any Hyaluronic Acid filler like Restylane Lyft.

This combination injection treatment has been proven to work well. One study by Dr. Daniel Sister analyzes the effect of a combination of platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, and succinic acid for facial augmentation. The treatment showed 100% success rate.

The combination treatment seems to be evolving into a new standard in facial augmentation. It’s definitely seeing growing demand.

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2. RePigmentation And Vitiligo Correction With CO2 Laser

Companies spend millions of dollars on research to turn defective cells healthy and to increase the skin’s collagen production. They are looking into DNA technology to pull this off. But adding Platelet-Rich Plasma to existing treatment methods may be a simple and effective way to achieve the same results. Scientists from Cairo, Egypt had recently proven that adding PRP injections to fractional CO2 laser treatment for correcting vitiligo can boost the results by 4X compared to just using the laser alone. This is great news because given that CO2 laser can also be used to treat facial wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars, it seems we can significantly boost the results by combining it with PRP injections.

And if PRP is capable of boosting the effects of CO2 lasers, chances are, it can do the same for some of the other facial resurfacing treatments that you already offer your clients. Isn’t that an amazing opportunity… to offer the same treatments you’ve been administering for years – but only this time it’s significantly more effective with a secret biologic hack? Hundreds of skincare clinics are just doing that. It’s time to get on the bandwagon and start surprising your clients.

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As one of our friend-clinic owner says, PRP treatments have been a big boon to the business (PRP treatment has a 100% “worth it” rating on real self) as even people who’d had total skin resurfacing have responded well with it.

3. Hair Rejuvenation With Auto-injection

Mesotherapy is a well-known treatment that uses painless micro-injections for delivering active ingredients evenly to skin surface. This novel procedure has a reputation for improving the quality results obtained by traditional skin rejuvenation substances like vitamins and peptides. And as many skincare clinics have discovered, there could never have been a more synergistic technology than this for Platelet-Rich Plasma. The Meso Gun, as we call it, can be used to deliver an even amount of Platelet-Rich Plasma to the face, neck, chest, and hands for rejuvenation and reduction of wrinkles and discoloration, to thighs and tummy for treatment of cellulite and stretch marks, and to the scalp for the treatment of hair loss.

The big winner from this pairing of technologies is the hair loss treatment. Platelet-Rich Plasma when administered on the scalp using Mesotherapy works as an “elixir for hair growth” – and here’s a recent peer-reviewed study on Stemcell investigation journal that confirms this. Hair loss treatment is one of the examples where PRP treatment has exceeded the expectations set by the industry.

That’s why we believe this is one of the treatments that every skincare clinic should offer. Hair-loss and thinning of hair affects both men and women and is one of the most popular cause of worry for your clients. It complements the skincare treatments you offer and you’ll see many of your clients thanking you for that.

Contact us at (844) 377-7787 for more information on the Mesotherapy gun.

If You’ve Never Heard Of These PRP Treatments

Some of these treatments are so new – you may have never heard of them before. And that’s a sign that you should offer them immediately. If you have joined the Platelet-Rich Plasma bandwagon, it’s only intuitive to expand your offerings from just a PRP-micro-needling treatment to these in-demand procedures. You can do this with very little changes, if any, to your existing Platelet-Rich Plasma setup. And chances are they will pair well with other treatments you offer whether it’s Kybella injections, Photo laser treatments or dermal fillers.

And if you aren’t offering Platelet-Rich Plasma yet, this post illustrates a whole lot of reasons why you should be. The demand is only getting stronger. The earlier you join, the more you’re likely to prosper from this incredible breakthrough of modern medical science.

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Are You Maximizing Your Clinic’s Potential With PRP?

If you’re getting started right now, give us a call at (844) 377-7787 or head on to our shop to setup your clinic with the right things for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Our proprietary PRP kit makes the Platelet-Rich Plasma extraction process super efficient and produces high quality PRP in far less time than it would take otherwise. You can read more about our PRP Kits here.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is the blockchain of self-healing and it’s here to stay. It will become best friends with almost every aging man and woman either through their need to reverse aging effects or the need to heal musculoskeletal issues. And both group of people will start putting trust in it once they’ve had a chance to try it. That’s why demand for PRP has skyrocketed organically – without the big pharma advertising dollars – over the past few years.

The question is, are you willing to seize its potential?

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This Company Reverses Menopause With PRP Injections

Infertility doesn’t just affect a woman’s capacity to give birth. It also crushes her hormone levels and her emotional ecosystem. So when you hear the statistics that say one in eight women are clinically infertile, that’s a big hole in society as a whole. The lack of simple treatments for fertility correction hasn’t helped the situation either. But that may just change in the near future. Right now, one company is conducting a clinical trial to prove how simple it can be to regenerate ovaries and even reverse menopause. All it takes is a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection directly into the ovaries. The results from this trial could change the lives of thousands of women worldwide.

Validation of An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Although menopause and infertility are two separate issues altogether, they’re both a function of a healthy ovary. The healthier the ovary, the less chances of menopause and infertility. Platelet-Rich Plasma has long proven it’s chops as a basic regeneration material capable of restoring tissues to its healthy state. So if the simple PRP injections can restore hair follicles, manage wounds, heal ligaments, repair joints, restore spinal discs and even regenerate bones, can it also be used to rejuvenate women’s ovaries? We have to thank researchers in Greece who’d popularized this novel idea starting in 2015.

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It All Started In 2006

Traditionally, women are thought to have born with a fixed number of eggs. And for long, the scientists believed that the “natural” course would be for the eggs to get depleted over time causing women to start producing lower and lower quantities of estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. Once the eggs are depleted, they enter menopause and lose their ability to conceive. But a study in 2006 shattered this paradigm. It revealed an interesting phenomenon in female mice where the mice continued producing eggs long after menopause. The key idea this research put forth was that infertility was not a function of “running out of eggs.” Instead, it’s a direct consequence of an ovary which had become unhealthy.

That opened up possibilities in the mind of Dr. Jonathan Tilly, who had conducted the research on female mice, and he became determined to find a way to “revive” ovaries. Then one fine day, he heard of a research where women who’d received bone-marrow transplants mysteriously had regained their fertility. The rest as they say is history.

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The Power Of Growth Factors

It didn’t take long for Dr. Tilly to discover that it was the growth factors in bone marrow that was rejuvenating the ovaries –
the same growth factors that were available in Platelet-Rich Plasma. But for some strange reason, he did not follow up on that route with ovarian rejuvenation. His company, OvaScience, instead pursued its EggPC IVF method called Augment – which is a super complex process of producing healthy eggs with the aid of mitochondria taken from EggPC cells. The procedure has not been a big success and they have since been focussing on other treatments since.

Fast forward to 2015 and there was a Chinese study that established that Platelet-Rich Plasma can indeed rejuvenate ovaries. They demonstrated it on five women with thin uterine linings all of whom were able to conceive babies after a treatment based on the intrauterine infusion of PRP. At about the same time, a Greek fertility clinic began testing this idea much more aggressively and found that rejuvenating ovaries with Platelet-Rich Plasma worked for both women in various stages of menopause as well as those who had uterine complications. They began testing the effects of trans-vaginal ultrasound guided PRP injection into the ovaries of women. The primary researcher behind it is Kostantinos Pantos and he and his team had injected Platelet-Rich Plasma for over 180 women between 34 and 51 years of age and the results have been promising.

“Success In Two-Thirds Of Cases”

According to Dr. Pantos, in about two-thirds of the cases, he’s able to identify changes in hormonal patterns, reactivation of menses and egg production. He says, “Women who have been in menopause, whose ovaries aren’t working, who’ve ceased to produce follicles — they’re ovulating.” Once the women start ovulating, Dr. Pantos then sends them to an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) center for artificial insemination.

Dr. Pantos and his colleague Dr. Sfakianoudis talks about their patient, a 39-year-old from the Netherlands, who had been slowly entering Menopause and had not had a period in four years. She began menstruating again just a month after the PRP injections to her ovaries. ONE MONTH LATER!

In another case, they reversed menopause in a 45-year-old woman who’d been in menopause for 5 years since the age of 40 with just a simple PRP injection on her ovaries.

After several such cases, the greek doctors became convinced that the same essence of Platelet-Rich Plasma which is capable of regenerating damaged skin, muscles, and bones can also regenerate the ovary.

Back home in New York, the famous fertility clinic headed by Dr. Hugh Melnick, also started offering the ovarian Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment.

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“An Astounding 75% Success Rate In Pre-Clinical Trial”

The discovery of the Greek clinic and its adoption by Dr Melnick, caught the attention of the fertility researcher Dr. E. Scott Sills, who after investigation, became convinced that the treatment holds tremendous potential. Here’s a video of Dr. Sills on The Doctors Show telling the audience why he believes in the treatment.

Dr. Sills then partnered with the Greek clinic to initiate the long process of clinical trials. Pre-clinical studies conducted in late 2015 showed that the treatment was successful in 45 out of 60 women – an astounding 75% success rate and the women were between 45 and 64 years of age.

Their success meant that they could initiate a full clinical trial and found a sponsor – a biomedical company named Ascendance Biomedical headed by Aaron Traywick. Their goal is to publish a peer-reviewed journal. And they got two well-known Berkeley scientists Michael and Irina Conboy to be the advisors for the project. The trials will be headed by Dr. Sills at his Carlsbad, CA based fertility research center, Center for Advanced Genetics.

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Innovium – The World’s First Pilot Trials In Ovarian Rejuvenation

Dr. Sills’ clinical trial, named Innovium, is the world’s first pilot trials in “Ovarian Rejuvenation” using Platelet-Rich Plasma and is limited to just 50 women who’re in menopause and have had at least one failed IVF cycle.  Participants will undergo inter-vaginal ultrasound guided PRP Injections in both of their ovaries and are required to commit to a full IVF session at the facility. By controlling both the Ovarian Rejuvenation therapy and the IVF, Dr. Sills hopes to increase the success rates dramatically.

Managing Director Aaron Traywick has another interesting take on their clinical trials. He says:

“The goal of the trial is not to prove that we can reverse menopause, because over and over again in our treatments, we know that this is the result. We also know that the treatment triggers a whole body response that restores hormones to the levels of youth. Now, we want to see if the rejuvenation is a permanent one, and if we have discovered a connection between the loss of fertility and the damaging effects of aging in the body.”

So the big picture here is the possibility that Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections can reverse the effects of aging. Very promising.

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Restores Hormone Levels To The Levels Of Youth

One of the secondary effects of Ovarian Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments is the change in Hormone levels. Dr. Pantos notes that in those women who had a successful outcome, their hormone levels returned to the level of their youth. According to the Innovium team, during the pre-clinical trial on 60 women, the hormones – Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Estrogen, and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) – had returned to youthful levels in all 45 patients for whom the treatment was successful.

This is kinda big deal because it means it’s not just about restoring fertility – Ovarian Platelet-Rich Plasma injections can eliminate or reduce the mood swings, memory loss, lack of focus, irritability, weariness, hot flashes, night sweats, stress, anxiety and depression associated with Menopause. Plus, it can also restore the the water-holding ability and elasticity of the skin. Few can argue that this isn’t a remarkable development in modern medicine.

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Significantly Cheaper Than Existing Methods

What’s even more amazing is the fact that Ovarian Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are relatively cheap compared to other Stemcell-based and mitochondria-supplementing methods which goes for upwards of $24,000, even some going for more than $34,000. At the time of writing, Dr. Hugh Melnick’s clinic charges only $4000 for the treatment and we believe the price will be substantially more cheaper as more and more physicians start offering it. Therefore the outcome of this clinical trial may well redefine the future of Platelet-Rich Plasma and we could not be more excited. That’s why we encourage our physicians friends to get on board as soon as possible so they can contribute to the development of this novel procedure.

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Another Trial By University of California San Francisco

This isn’t the only clinical trial either. There is another one by UCSF where they are attempting to validate the results of intrauterine Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for overcoming Asherman’s Syndrome and thin endometrial lining. Although the study does not deal with Menopause, it’s a vote of confidence for PRP Injection’s ability to rejuvenate ovarian tissues.

Get On The Bandwagon

The future of Platelet-Rich Plasma is only looking brighter. Right now, with all these wonderful research going on, those who sit on the sidelines refusing to enter the field and start scoring with Platelet-Rich Plasma are going to miss out. But for those believers, there couldn’t be any time more perfect than now. You could be one of the pioneers of this treatment – and who knows, perhaps you’ll be discovering new uses of PRP Injections. This is a treatment which is defined by its simplicity and low set up cost. All you need is a centrifuge and a PRP Kit. Start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments today. And yours could be one of those pioneering medical centers in this field.

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How Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Changing Arthritis Treatments

From a mere 6% in 1940, the rate of knee arthritis in our nation has jumped to almost 16% to become one of the top causes of disability. The consequences are paramount as arthritis doesn’t just affect knees – it overpowers people with fatigue, pain, depression and even difficulty getting out of bed. Over the past few years, Platelet-Rich Plasma has quietly emerged as a
savior for many of these patients. It ushered in the anabolic era of treating Arthritis.

Of course, this coincides with Platelet-Rich Plasma’s skyrocketing adoption rate and it’s media popularity. In fact, it has become so popular that, there is even a research paper about it’s popularity!

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How Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Changing Arthritis Treatments

Traditionally, the only road available for chronic knee arthritis patients was the road to total knee replacement. It will start out with the administration of corticosteroid injections. After going through that for quite a bit, the patient will show no further progress and the surgeon would suggest knee arthroscopy for debridement of affected tissues. That would feel better for a while before the patient returns for more. The surgeon would then give them a date for total knee replacement.

All of that has changed with Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem cell treatments. Now, we have found out that the best bet we have is to administer Platelet-Rich Plasma at the earliest stages of knee arthritis to regenerate the affected tissues as soon as possible. Platelet-Rich Plasma, with its growth factors and cytokines, not only relieves the symptoms but it is proven to reverse the condition as time goes by. It creates a very beneficial, positive cellular change in the joint pathology.

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All of that without the adverse effects of an invasive surgery.

Proven Regeneration Tool Abandoned By The Big Pharma

Right now, Platelet-Rich Plasma is used for a number of musculoskeletal conditions like Rotator cuff injuries, Tennis and golfer’s elbow, Ligament strains, Knee instability, Chronic back pain, Knee and Achilles tendonitis and more. There is no adverse effects or long term implications. Few other treatments can match this record. The important distinction to be made when comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma with other existing treatments is its regeneration potential. Injecting PRP doesn’t just correct the condition – it has the potential to make it a little better than before. As far as research is concerned, most of the PRP literature concerns around knee osteoarthritis. Here’s a Level 4 systematic review and a more recent Level 1 systematic review of 10 studies with a total of 1069 patients if you want to verify the results.

Of course, it doesn’t mean all you need is a couple of PRP Injections and things will be better. Or maybe that’s it?

If the big pharma is able to package this and market, they would’ve carved out a multi-billion dollar market by now. But they can’t because the primary raw material – blood – has to be autologous and fresh for this to work efficiently. Some researchers are exploring the possibility of freeze-drying Platelet-Rich Plasma. This may or may not work depending on how well it can preserve the key elements of Platelet-Rich Plasma – the bioactive proteins in the platelets, plasma and white blood cells.

According to Bert Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon), Chairman of Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Foundation and Co-Chair of Medical Affairs at the Institute of Sports Sciences, Cedars-Sinai, Platelet-Rich Plasma is more promising than stem cells. See his recent article in Medscape here.

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Still there are plenty of doctors who comes to us asking, “Where is the research? The FDA-cleared prospective, multi-center, sham-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trials?” Actually, the FDA is hard at work clearing devices that provide relief of pain and symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) for up to 90 days by nitro-freezing the nerves!

Many Research, Many Doctors

The amount of research from independent research institutes around the world on Platelet-Rich Plasma is just a tad bit overwhelming. New findings are published almost every month on the topic. The vast number of research mirrors the immense potential of PRP Injections. And for knee osteoarthritis, there is already unquestionable proof.

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Here are some of the advocates of Platelet-Rich Plasma:

  1. Caring Medical’s Ross Hauser, MD has written a well-researched article about Platelet-Rich Plasma for knee osteoarthritis here.
  2. Dr. Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, one of the world’s most extensively credentialed and well-known sports health experts known as Running Doc™, always show great enthusiasm when describing Platelet-Rich Plasma.
  3. Best selling author and team physician of Philadelphia 76ers, Dr. Nicholas DiNubile MD recently wrote an article saying Platelet-Rich Plasma may make knee-replacement surgeries a thing of the past.
  4. Famous Long Island physician Dr. David J. Weissberg, MD, says for his patients, with just one shot of PRP, in general, gets relief from their problems without any need for surgery and slow but progressive cure in their problems.
  5. Dr.Kevin F. Darr, M.D., a national leader in orthopedic medicine and a visionary in cell therapy, combines PRP with other cell therapies and finds the results “outstanding.” Dr. Darr is one of the fifteen physicians selected to participate
    in an FDA approved Level 1 clinical study utilizing cell therapy techniques. Here’s a recent testimonial from one of his patients.

Of course, there are many more. But for those who’re skeptical in trying Platelet-Rich Plasma or even offering them to their patients – a doctor once told me he’s skeptical because he might appear as a greedy physician to his patient if he offered unproven techniques for the sake of trying it – they can rest assured that many nationally reputed doctors are ardent fans of this therapy. Plus, there’s really no risk in trying it.

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The Best Approach For Skeptical Doctors

We know many of your patients rely on medical insurance coverage for their osteoarthritis and other treatments. And many of them are pensioners. Asking them to pay out of their pockets for a treatment that you yourself have doubts in – that’s impossible. While we hope the insurance starts accepting it, we can’t just ignore the results. You’ve seen the research, and heard the testimonials and read the media pieces.

So instead of wondering whether it might work – why not give your patients a try. Give the first treatment for FREE. Yes, I’m suggesting you let your patients try it out for FREE.

From what we’ve seen so far, once patients clearly experience the healing results – they’ll come back for more and you’ll more than make up for the FREE treatment you provided them.

We’ve seen over and over again – in several clinics – that patients always come back for more.

Like this case from Dr. Payel Banik’s office. (Dr. Payel is the owner of Osteopathic Healing Hands, Houston, TX.) The patient in the video below explains why he’d come back for more.

Offer Your Patients A Free Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection

So what do think? Are you going to stand on the lines and watch until government regulatory boards mandate PRP for osteoarthritis and other conditions? Or are you going to start helping your patients right now? Start offering it for FREE so that YOU will be convinced that it works. And win over your patients in the process. And watch them come back for more.

The choice is yours.

If you’re seeing a lot of patients with intermediate to advanced stages of osteoarthritis or other similar musculoskeletal conditions, offer them a FREE Platelet-Rich Plasma injection starting today. We’re very confident that it will make the fall in love with this treatment for life! There will be plenty of referrals for you.

All you need is a PRP Kit and a compatible centrifuge and you’re good to go. Call us at (844) 377-7787 if you need more info.

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The Osteopathic Physician’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma

Even though they’re licensed to perform surgeries, Osteopathic Physicians are primarily trained to keep their patient’s treatments as non-surgical as possible. Furthermore, their philosophy leans towards prevention and overall wellness than on treating diseases. And for these reasons, we believe Platelet-Rich Plasma is one of the best treatment options they have. After all, the Osteopathic profession was founded on the basis of the human body’s innate capacity to heal itself – the very function PRP injections perform.

The Journal of American Osteopathic Association reviewed Platelet-Rich Plasma a while ago and concluded that more studies are needed. Later another study was presented about a surprising case of an 18-year-old high school football player’s rapid healing of muscle injury through Platelet-Rich Plasma. So even though PRP injections are not officially heralded as the future, Osteopathic Physicians stand to gain much, much more than from Platelet-Rich Plasma than others.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma, An Osteopathic Physician’s Best Ally?

Here’s why we think PRP Injections is probably the best treatment to arrive in Osteopathic Physicians hand.

1. PRP is holistic.

Osteopathic Physicians love treating the whole patient, rather than just the disease. And so is Platelet-Rich Plasma, which merely utilizes the body’s own healing mechanism. And it’s not aimed at eliminating just one symptom either. It heals entire areas – this is evident in cases where multiple symptoms are eliminated after administering PRP. For example, there are many cases where female patients experienced sexual revival after being treated with PRP injections for urinary stress incontinence. So even though PRP Injections were pioneered by allopathic doctors – who still are some of its best advocates – Platelet-Rich Plasma basically functions like an Osteopathic medicine. That’s why we think it’s one of the best allies of an Osteopathic Physician.

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2. PRP is a musculoskeletal hero

Depending on the specialization of the Osteopathic Physician, chronic musculoskeletal pain can be one of major issues that they deal with. And we know PRP Injections are slowly becoming the first-line treatments for musculoskeletal issues. For example, some researchers believe PRP should be first-line treatment for Knee Meniscus issues. Last year (2016), Dr Patrick Smith from the University of Missouri, Columbia, published the results of an FDA-Sanctioned, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis – and they concluded that PRP provided safe and quantifiable benefits. Here’s another systematic review summarizing about 29 of those studies.

3. Limitless potential of PRP is hard to ignore

There is a third reason why all physicians, let alone Osteopathic Physicians, must get acquainted with PRP Injections – and that is PRP’s vast scope of application. Because Platelet-Rich Plasma’s mechanism is generic (and straightforward), it can be safely assumed that if it works on knees, it can work on any joints, muscles, tendons, bones etc. It’s only a matter of time that PRP Injections will be a standard first-line treatment for all musculoskeletal issues. If you’re keen on hard evidence, have a look at these the randomized trials as well as other studies in the NCBI database.

This limitless potential is especially a boon for Osteopathic Physicians as they look at problems through their Unity of Function lens. Because if there is a strain for a patient on the wrist, there may be other areas of the FASCIA that might be linked to the trouble on the arm. In cases like these, multiple Platelet-Rich Plasma injections on different areas can significantly enhance the typical Osteopathic treatments for restoration of balance and freedom to the entire body.

Dr. Peter Lewis, a fellow of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine, and the clinical director of the Surecell Group, who’s administered over 100,000 PRP injections to 12,000 patients says, “More than 80% of the patients who undergo PRP treatments enjoy very good results. Even people who’ve been told they’d need surgery have a 70% chance that Platelet-Rich Plasma will help them.”

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List of conditions treated by Platelet-Rich Plasma [INFOGRAPHIC]

For your reference, we’ve included a nice INFOGRAPHIC here that lists common PRP treatment areas.

(Click here to download high-resolution version)

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Are these treatments FDA-Approved?

At the time of writing, Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments are not subject to FDA approval. Because all of these treatments are performed on the same day with minimal manipulation of the patient’s blood. This feature places the PRP procedure within the FDA Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) title 21 Part 1270 1271.1 and as such it enjoys exemption. (FDA rule in 1271.15 (b)).

So no, you do not have to follow the traditional FDA regulatory pathway.

If you need more help, call us at (844) 377-7787. Or check out our Platelet-Rich Plasma store.

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How to choose the best Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Kit

For an incredibly straightforward process, the science of Platelet-Rich Plasma extraction has been surrounded by scores of debating researchers for over a decade about the composition and the method. Today, we’re going to clear up all of that by helping you choose the best Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) kit.

How to choose the best PRP Kit

First of all let’s talk about not using a kit. Yes, you can draw blood into a test tube, centrifuge it, take the top portion and call it PRP. That’s called “bloody PRP” and it is the least effective containing maybe 1-1.5x platelets if you’re lucky – and a whole lot of Red and White Blood Cells. This is what you should not ever think of doing because it’s not the real Platelet-Rich Plasma. In some cases, this way “bloody prp” has been known to have caused post-injection flare ups.

Using a Platelet-Rich Plasma kit on the other hand, you can get a platelet concentration anywhere between 5X and 7X the average.

How to choose the best Platelet-Rich Plasma Kit

This 5X-7X concentrated serum is what is known as Platelet-Rich Plasma or Autologous Conditioned Plasma. These professional kits allow you choose to allow or disallow red and white blood cells in your final product depending on applications. For example, researchers now suggest Leukocyte-poor Platelet-Rich Plasma for osteoarthritis and Leukocyte-rich Platelet-Rich Plasma for tendinopathy applications.

However, there are some commercial kits that may not deliver exactly what you want in your PRP.

To understand that fully, here’s a diagram of the components in blood.

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And here’s how it will segregate itself after centrifugation.

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Based on the technique of segregation, the kits are classified into two types.

1. Gel separators

Gel separators are those that basically nothing but a special test tube with some gel inside. It works because the gel has the density that’s in between blood and platelets. So when you fill it with whole blood and spin, the platelet portion of the blood will go to one side of the gel and the blood portion on the other side. But the biggest drawback of these gel-based PRP kits is that most of the platelets will end up getting caught in the separator gel itself. Hence the 1-1.5X concentration you get when you sequester the platelet part. One positive aspect is that the gel also separates white blood cells. So the PRP obtained is has almost zero RBC and WBC.

2. Buffy coat based

The kits that produce a visible buffy coat layer after centrifugation are the best at giving concentrations of platelets anywhere from 5X to 7X. What’s a buffy coat? Buffy coat is a thin layer, neutral or buff in color, formed between the blood and the platelet serum and are essentially plasma with suspended platelets. Now, having a buffy coat by itself will not be of much use. Instead you must be able to carefully separate the buffy coat from the RBC without contamination. When separated the right way, the buffy coat will be mostly plasma and white blood cells (leukocytes) with 5X-7X platelets concentration with less than 10% RBC.

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3. Buffy coat based, double-spin

Yes, there is a third type of Platelet-Rich Plasma kits and those are buffy-coat based and that can do double-spin without introducing further Red Blood Cells into the mix. This is the best Platelet-Rich Plasma kit you can hope to have. Because essentially what it can help you do is sequester the Plasma + Platelets mix and do a further short run spin in the centrifuge to further isolate the Platelets. This time the platelets will be accumulated at the bottom of the Plasma serum. Once this is done, all you have to do is take the bottommost portion of the serum which will be 5X to 7X concentration of Plasma. This is what is called Platelet-Rich Plasma or Autologous Conditioned Plasma.

Getting this kind of end-product is key here as researchers have identified that for clinical benefits, the Platelet-Rich Plasma needs to be 1 million platelets per μL or more. This is 5x to 7x the normal platelet count of 200,000 platelets per μL.

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The DrPRP Kit – Probably The Best PRP Kit

There are various kits for Platelet-Rich Plasma separation. But our kit, the DrPRP kit, is special in that it uses the dynamics of the tube design to give you full control over the end-product. You can get 10cc of usable product that you can manipulate to your specific needs. You can sequester the platelet serum and double spin it for 5X-7X above baseline platelet concentration. You can get a completely amber product or red product depending on whether you want a little red blood cells in your end product or not.

Leukocyte-Poor Platelet-Rich Plasma

When you’ve gotten the Platelet-Rich Plasma, deciding on if you need Leukocyte-poor Platelet-Rich Plasma is the next step. Although there is no consensus on the presence of leukocytes, some researchers maintain that the leukocytes are inflammatory and may inhibit the power of cytokines and growth factors to create new cells. The researchers on the other side of the argument claim that without inhibitory effect of the leukocytes there will be excessive scar tissue at the healing site. Leukocytes-Rich Platelet-Rich Plasma is known to contain more growth factors like TGF (which improves collagen synthesis), PDGF (increases cell metabolism) and VEGF (assists the formation of new blood vessels).

Other studies show that Leukocyte-rich PRP is most effective in the treatment of tendinopathy while Leukocyte-poor PRP is most effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It’s better that you try them out both and come to your own conclusion.

In case you need to use Leukocyte-poor Platelet-Rich Plasma, you may need a Leukocyte-Reduction (LR) filter. Conventional LR filters use electrostatic attraction in micro-sized filter membrane to retain Leukocytes while allowing the rest of the components to pass through. Drawbacks of this filter include clogging of the filter membrane half-way through the filtering process. A better LR filter is based on Controlled Incremental Filtration (CIF) method. With the CIF-LR filter, you will be able to remove 99.99% of leukocytes from the Platelet-Rich Plasma.

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The Lack Of Clinical Evidence Myth

Let’s address ignore the elephant in the room, shall we? There are some doctors who believe that Platelet-Rich Plasma is just a fad. They say, “Show me the double-blinded peer-reviewed evidence.” It’s not that the other stuff they use for their patients are all double-blind proven and peer-approved. They just want to see it for this one. It doesn’t matter that the scientists who discovered growth factors in plasma got Nobel Prize in the 1950s. It doesn’t matter that they started using Platelet-Rich Plasma to heal gums in 1970s. It doesn’t matter than there are more than 6,000 studies on it till now. Use this search query in the NIH database and you’ll spot more than 1000 of them.

The hard evidence is of course money. Why are hundreds of thousands of customers taking out hundreds of dollars out of their wallets to pay for Platelet-Rich Plasma? Why are the independent researchers worldwide spending the very little research dollars they have (compared to the big pharma research moola) on studying this treatment?

A doctor who’s reviewed over 700 PRP treatments said the treatment has over 70% satisfaction rates with over 50% patients coming back for more.

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An Incredible Healing Story

So far, Platelet-Rich Plasma is spreading mainly through word of mouth. Many patients take it up as the treatment of last-resort and later go on to shout it over the mountains. Here is one such story.

Three years ago, Bernie (not real name) came to see an Orthopedic Surgeon for a troubled shoulder affected by OA. After trying out the usual remedies, the OS suggested a shoulder replacement surgery. He wasn’t willing to do it. But the pain became unbearable. So the OS got him to do an arthroscopy instead. Bernie came out of the “clean out” like a new person. Unfortunately, the feeling didn’t last long.

In fact, things started getting worse. He couldn’t even hang up a shirt or pick up a pile of magazines on the floor. His arm would lock down every night. And took as much as 3 painkillers every night before sleep. As days passed, things only got worse. Then someone told him to give Platelet-Rich Plasma a shot. At this point, he was considering the OS’s original recommendation for the replacement surgery. But thought he’d try Platelet-Rich Plasma before that.

Bernie was also working with a Physiotherapist at that time. Both the PT and OS said it’s doubtful that Platelet-Rich Plasma would be beneficial – not only because the OA had advanced but also because his shoulder has 3 tears and most of bones were already worn out (his humerus was basically flat.)

Anyway, they decided to give Bernie two Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. After the injections, Bernie was told to continue the painkillers as the PRP would take some time to take effect. But what Bernie experienced was something totally unexpected.

He started improving almost immediately. And stopped taking the painkillers after two nights.

In the next two months, his shoulder became problematic only on 2-3 occasions – all while performing all the activities that he couldn’t previously perform, including activities that he wouldn’t dare think of before the injections. For example, he could ride the lawn mower for more than 45 minutes.

Needless to say, both the OS and the PT was impressed.

After seven months, Bernie has reported that he’s sleeping most nights without painkillers. After about a year, Bernie came back to say he has even less pain now. He haven’t been to the PT or the OS in several months.

Now take a guess. No points for the right answer though. Do you think Bernie will recommend PRP to others?

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5 Ways Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Relieving Pain in America

Few things are as life-shrinking as chronic pain. Health economists report that chronic pain costs our nation more than $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity – more than cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Painkillers have been the only relief medication in modern history. That’s changing with Platelet-Rich Plasma. It has been emerging as one of the key players in pain management.

In any life that’s exclusively ruled by pain, Platelet-Rich Plasma has the power to bring back pleasure and normalcy. It’s certainly a better option for those who’re getting by on four or five Advils a day and wondering what the long term consequences would be.

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First of all, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are completely safe. The PRP, prepared by centrifuging the patient’s blood in a special blood tube, works in a two step way. First the injections, often guided by ultrasound, breaks up the tissues and second, the growth factors in the PRP helps rebuild the entire tissue. This produces a healing effect and reduces pain.

Here are five common types of pain that can be healed with Platelet-Rich Plasma.

1. Arthritis pain

It’s been well-proven that a few shots of Platelet-Rich Plasma can produce a huge effect for Arthritis patients. It has the potential to…

  • Inhibit inflammation and thus slowing down degeneration
  • Stimulate cartilage formation
  • Kickstart the production of lubricating fluid

These activities in the affected site ends up reducing the pain sensation.

As a long term effect, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections tend to preserve the joints in more than 70% of the cases – as reported by a landmark study in 2013. Recent studies have shown similar results too. They discovered that a two or three injection treatment over a period of 4-6 weeks with Platelet-Rich Plasma does more benefit that similar injection treatments with either Corticosteroids or Hyaluronic Acid. Moreover, the cartilage degeneration was significantly slowed even for patients in advanced stages of Osteoarthritis.

The researchers also conclude that repeating the injections after 6 months ensured better results.

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2. Neurological pain

Platelet-Rich Plasma is one heck of a wonder treatment whose healing potential seems to be expanding everyday and seems like it’s only limited by the physician’s imagination. The latest of those new discoveries is in the field of nerve regeneration and the resulting neuropathic pain. Nerve fibers consisting of neurons are very delicate structures and not much has been discovered about its operating mechanism. But recently, platelet rich plasma have been shown to promote the restoration of nerve fibers.

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In a study performed at Hasanuddin University in Indonesia, Platelet-Rich Plasma was successful in nerve regeneration for patients with leprosy peripheral neuropathy – a situation where all traditional treatments have failed. Which means PRP injections are effective in restoring sensations when it has been lost. This is remarkable news.

Then there is another study conducted in Greece the shows very encouraging mid-term results regarding PRP for treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome.

All of this is proof that Neuropathic pain can be alleviated by Platelet-Rich Plasma. This paper by a researcher at the University of Puerto Rico analyses how Platelet-Rich Plasma has been able to eliminate neuropathic pain. He reports that PRP’s ability to promote axon regeneration is the key.

Here’s a video from a Rejuv Medical where a patient explains how she had PRP Injections for Nerve treatments and how it changed her life remarkably.

3. Chronic back pain

Chronic back pain and sciatica are mysterious conditions and physicians generally have a hard time figuring out what’s causing them. They first thing they do is to scan the lower back area for defects. When they find one, they’ll recommend surgery to correct that defect even though they have no idea if that defect is indeed the culprit of the pain. When they can’t find any defects, they end up being puzzled and sent the patient away with a bunch of Advils.

In a spine health forum, a patient explains his situation which was similar. His physician suspected the tears in L4-L5 spine segment to be the causing the pain. But there were minor tears and bulges everywhere, so the physician was confused. The patient ended up having to take 8 Advils a day. Unable to continue with that, the patient skeptically tried Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. He went from not being able to sit back in office or drive in a car (even with those medications) to stopping the medications altogether and going on a family trip overseas. Talk about a dramatic shift in life experience!

Another patient on the same forum describes how she had PRP injection for chronic pain in the cervical spine, and it’s been pain-free for two years.

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These kind of stories are supplemented by occasional clinical studies like this where the patients not only had experienced near complete pain relief but also were able to sustain those results for 2 years. This is remarkable for a degenerative disease, aka, a condition that worsens as time goes by. Here are another study conducted in China and another one by Japanese researchers.

4. Joint Pain

In addition to back and knees, almost all other joints are being treated by Platelet-Rich Plasma now. As the science of PRP evolves, the treatment is vigorously gaining popularity with more and more patients demanding it from their physicians. After all, the procedure is incredibly straightforward and is easily understood by most. The physicians hardly need to talk before the patient accepts eagerly.

Hence the doctors are now quick to prescribe Platelet-Rich Plasma for any case of chronic bursitis – in areas like fingers, elbow, toes, hip, shoulders, neck, wrist, ankle, and hip – and the results are almost always positive.

In fact, Platelet-Rich Plasma can be – and must be – prescribed for more than 50% of the musculoskeletal issues that are usually treated with surgery or steroid injections.

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5. Post surgical pain

Surgical pain relief is one of the newer areas where Platelet-Rich Plasma is gaining ground. This is primarily to take advantage of the wound-healing and bone regeneration aspects of PRP, but pain-relief is a very evident beneficial side-effect. Some medical perfusionists advice Platelet-Rich Plasma after almost all surgeries including Neurosurgery, Tumor removal surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeries, Reconstructions and Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic/Spinal Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery, Bone Graft Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

By cutting short the time it takes to heal from the wounds of surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma plays a pivotal role in assisting patients get productive as early as possible. And when done in conjunction with surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are almost always paid for by the insurance provider covering the surgery.

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The beginning of the end of orthopedic surgery?

At a time when big hospitals are racing towards a possible automation of orthopedic surgeries, there are some physicians who believe that the rise of Platelet-Rich Plasma together with the rise of stem cell technology marks the beginning of the end for 80% of the orthopedic surgeries. They say science is finally waking up to the fact that human intervention is not the most efficient way of dealing with musculoskeletal issues. Rather, it’s best to provide the necessarily biologics in the form of PRP and stem cells so that the body can invoke it’s own healing.

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I hope you agree – because today’s regenerative medical trends are certainly pushing the medical industry in that direction.

If you haven’t started offering Platelet-Rich Plasma – or would like to know some general protocols, we would love to share them with you. Just call us at (844) 377-7787 or email via hello@drprpusa.com.

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