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Why Do PRP Injections Work?

Why Do PRP Injections Work?

by Shearly (SU)
For some, PRP injections are like something right out of a science fiction movie. If you are injured, your doctor injects this concoction in the injury site that somehow heals you, but few actually know why and how it works. To understand PRP therapy, we must understand the components of PRP or Platelet-Rich-Plasma.

What Exactly Is The Difference Between Stem Cell and PRP?

What Exactly Is The Difference Between Stem Cell and PRP?

by Shearly (SU)
Both platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy have shown great promise in the orthopedic field, as well as other areas of medicine. Both of these innovative therapies are in use now, and are continually studied to find new areas where they may help heal injury and treat disease. They are now both being applied in such injuries and conditions as pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, and sprains and strains

Wearable Devices Aid in Recovery Time

Wearable Devices Aid in Recovery Time

by Shearly (SU)
New technology continues to reach into areas never thought of before. Wearable technology is playing a new role in preventing injuries, improving wellness and lending a new approach to rehabilitation.