Use PRP to Treat a Variety of Orthopedic Issues
The growth of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies as treatments for orthopedic issues has been impressive in recent years. You can be part of this emerging medical practice by taking one of our orthopedics training courses.
Our course will teach you the basic principles of how PRP and stem cell injections can help in treating injuries to tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles. You will also learn proven techniques for drawing blood, processing it in a specialized centrifuge, and injecting the resulting material into the site of injury or disease.
We teach doctors to utilize both PRP and stem cells to help repair damaged musculoskeletal tissue. Injections can reduce inflammation and trigger the body’s natural healing response in order to relieve pain and promote tissue regeneration. PRP and stem cell injections are useful for:
- sports injuries
- household and workplace injuries
PRP therapy is widely publicized as a treatment for osteoarthritis. As PRP injections contain up to 10 times more platelets than standard blood, it is believed that the injected material both signals the body to reduce inflammation and begin replacing lost or damaged cartilage. PRP injections are also known to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis, reduce stiffness, and increase mobility.
Your patients have likely heard of both stem cell and PRP therapies by now. Many of them want access to the therapies as an alternative option to invasive surgery and potentially addictive pain medications. Note that both, stem cell and PRP, are considered minimally invasive because needles are used for extraction and injection. Despite the use of needles, the procedures are significantly less risky when compared with surgery. The risks of both rejection and infection are near zero.
How the Procedure Works
Our orthopedics training courses provide everything you need to learn PRP and stem cell procedures. Training includes hands-on demonstrations that give students every opportunity to practice the techniques before returning home to begin offering treatments to patients.
A typical procedure begins with a standard blood draw or fat tissue extraction. The extracted material is processed in a centrifuge, which separates out unwanted material. Finally, the resulting material is injected into the site of injury in very specific locations.
Whether you are looking to expand your practice, or you are just interested in giving your patients an alternative to surgery and pain medications, our orthopedics training courses are what you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn how to sign up for the next available session.