What is PRP?
PRP is blood plasma with a high platelet concentration. The platelets are enriched with essential bioactive proteins that act as growth factors that accelerate the repair and regeneration of joint tissues. Also, PRP promotes the growth of new blood vessels and new collagen, which is required for healing.
This treatment serves to accelerate the healing of acute and chronic joint injuries, chronic wounds, skin, and much more. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient so that the PRP can be extracted. The PRP is then centrifuged to bring the platelet concentration up by nearly 500% before the PRP is injected into the centre of the targeted structure. The injections are guided by ultrasound or fluoroscopy.
While everyone reacts at a different pace, most can expect between 1 to 3 injections to obtain optimal results.
AREAS COMMONLY TREATED WITH PRP THERAPY:
SPORTS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Effective treatments for a prompt return to exercise
Sports regenerative medicine is not easily accessible in Canada presently (regenerative medicine in particular), and many athletes travel to the United States to get accelerated healing treatments such as the ones we offer. Inovo Medical is helping Canadian athletes by making these novel treatments accessible without the need to travel abroad.
Regenerative medicine specializes in replacing and renewing tissue and organs of the human body. The goal of sports regenerative medicine treatments is to stimulate the body’s healing process and to restore proper function to the damaged area. Regenerative medicine promotes the renewal of damaged tissues through various types of fast, safe, and long-lasting treatments.
Professional athletes worldwide are turning to sports regenerative medicine to get back in the game sooner than ever. From golf players to soccer players to tennis players from NHL to NFL to MLB to NBA, sports regenerative medicine has been used to treat athletes suffering from a number of injuries such as:
- torn meniscus
- herniated discs
- worn cartilage
- ruptured Achilles tendons
- tennis elbow
- and more
Sports regenerative medicine works by enhancing the healing process, by activating the body’s natural mechanism and accelerating the healing process.
Who has trusted Regenerative Medicine?
- Kobe Bryant, NBA Star
- Peyton Manning, NFL star quarterback
- Bartolo Colon, Pitcher for the New York Mets
- Rafael Nadal, Professional Tennis Player
- Pau Gasol Sáez, Basketball Player for the San Antonio Spurs
- Chris Johnson, Running Back for the Arizona Cardinals
HAVE YOU TORN SOMETHING?
Acute and chronic joint problems affect primarily bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Such lesions often result from overusing the same joint through repetitive use or excessive force. The joints most affected by this type of injury are mobile joints such as ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
Inovo Medical treats sports injuries of all kind, whether the pain is recent or chronic. Our specialists are experts in all aspects of physical activity and its impacts on body mechanics. Moreover, all of our treatments are guided by ultrasound to ensure accuracy and security. Our experts can carry out a complete treatment within just a few hours.