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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Accelerates Healing of Joint Injuries, Osteoarthritis Pain
Date:6/22/2009

PRP Uses The Patient's Own Blood to Speed Tissue Regeneration and Healing according to Dr. Steven Sampson.

Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 19, 2009 -- According to Dr. Steven Sampson, Medical Director of the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles (www.orthohealing.com), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk.

As a result of Americans being increasingly active, physicians are seeing phenomenal numbers of patients suffering with knee and hip arthritis at younger ages than ever. In fact the demand for total knee replacements is expected to rise by 673% to 3.48 million procedures by 2030.

There is a shortage of licensed orthopaedic physicians that can meet patient needs. Additionally there is a trend where many Orthopaedists are not performing total joint replacements because of reduced reimbursement rates. As a result there is an urgent calling for new solutions to manage this growing patient population.

PRP Therapy is a relatively simple, non-surgical treatment for joint Injuries & arthritis. It uses the patient's own blood to speed tissue regeneration and healing.

"PRP is an emerging treatment in the new health sector of 'Orthobiologics,' which includes stem cells", says Dr. Sampson. "The philosophy is to merge cutting-edge technology with the body's natural ability to heal itself."
(See Attached images showing tendon regeneration with PRP therapy.)

Dr. Sampson hosts an informative blog covering the latest developments in PRP therapy which may be visited at www.prpinjection.blogspot.com

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