Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
Until now, patients with lymphedema turned to compression and/or physical therapy for relief from this chronic inflammatory condition and its associated wounds. Thanks to a pioneering treatment developed by Dr. Bill Releford, D.P.M, they have another option: platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). By using proprietary PRP injections, Dr. Releford’s protocol reduces the pain and swelling that accompany lymphedema, and promotes healing of open wounds.
Non-surgical PRP injections use a concentrated amount of a patient’s own blood to supercharge healing. “I use PRP therapy in many areas of my practice,” says Dr. Releford. “When I saw its extraordinary ability to reduce inflammation in orthopedic applications, as well as its successful treatment of wounds and diabetic neuropathy, I developed a protocol to specifically address the chronic swelling and pain associated with lymphedema.”
“One lymphedema patient came to me with a wound on her leg that had remained open for more than 10 years despite multiple debridements and other traditional treatments,” continued Dr. Releford. “She’d been told by a vascular surgeon that amputation might be necessary. I’m pleased to report that after an eight-week course of PRP therapy, her wound has healed – and she even wore a dress to church for the first time in a decade.”
Dr. Releford has been recognized worldwide for his revolutionary treatment of diabetes, limb preservation, and wound care. This new treatment is the latest evolution of Dr. Releford’s approach. He began using growth factor therapy more than 25 years ago to successfully treat patients with non-healing wounds (growth factors are substances secreted by the body, and used to promote faster healing). Now, with his own protocol for extr
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