The purpose of this study is to assess and compare regenerative injection therapies such as bone marrow aspiration and concentration (BMAC) and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for osteoarthritis.
The overall goal of this study is to develop regenerative cell therapy for use in female patients with aging skin. The primary objective of this proposal is to conduct a pilot study on the efficacy and safety of using platelet rich plasma (PRP) to treat this condition in females.
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in female breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).
How does a PRP Injection work?
A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge from which the PRP is extracted.The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors by up to 500%.
When PRP is injected into a damaged area it triggers a healing cascade. New collagen begins to develop which eventually causes tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets that contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.
What are the potential benefits?
In addition to return of normal function, patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms, which could eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long term medication or surgery.
What can be treated?
PRP injections can be performed in tendons and ligaments all over the body. Various conditions that can be treated include:
Rotator Cuff Tears
Lumbar Disk Tears
What is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy used for
Athletes commonly use PRP for chronic pain from tendon injuries and joint problems. Used as a safe, non-surgical procedure. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy utilises platelets from the patients own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon. Other than joint and soft tissue repair PRP therapy is also used for skin rejuvenation and hair loss.