Regenerative Medicine with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP)
About: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a unique process that involves capturing the healing properties of your blood and creating a "mega dose" healing mixture that then replies to an area of your body.
Research has revealed that PRP has been successful in recovering tendonitis, tendon tears, ligament sprains or tears, loose ligaments and muscle tears. PRP has also been effective in treating cartilage degeneration such as arthritis as well as stenosis and scoliosis. PRP has been proven effective in re-growing thinning hair and rebuilding collagen in the skin related to aging, acne, and even from trauma (e.g. burn).
Procedure: The procedure, was pioneered by Joseph F. Greco PhD, PA/C. Dr. Greco is an internationally recognized leader in hair transplantation and regenerative cellular therapy. A specialist in follicular hair transplantation, Dr. Greco has been a pioneer in natural hair restoration techniques for over 30 years. He has practiced 31 years as a board-certified physician assistant in orthopedic surgery, general vascular surgery and hair restoration surgery. The procedure Dr. Heyman uses results in a 400% increase in platelets and captures the growth factors, proteins, and anti-inflammatory cytokines (CRP) that are vital to healing and reduction in pain.
What are some of the common diagnoses treated with PRP?
Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendonitis or tear, rotator cuff impingement syndrome or bursitis, bicipital tendinitis, labrum tear, arthritis and instability.
Elbow/wrist/hand: Tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, DeQuervaine's Tenosynovitis, trigger finger, arthritis, other wrist or finger tendonitis.
Knee: Patellar tendinitis, partially torn or strained major ligaments of the knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), meniscus tears, chondromalacia, arthritis and instability.
Ankle: Achilles tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis, ankle sprain, instability, other foot or ankle tendinitis.
Spine: Ligament sprain, instability, rib problems and arthritis.
Skin Aging: Restoring and rebuilding the collagen naturally, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
Skin Trauma: Accelerating the healing and development of new skin.
Hair Restoration: For men and women who suffer from hair loss, it stimulates dormant hair follicles resulting in regrowth. Some men have also seen a reduction in hair loss and regrowth.