Every mother’s’ nightmare is watching their son or daughter get injured during a sports event. Spectators watch in nervous anticipation whenever a player goes down on the field.
A simple search on the internet reveals compilations of terrible sports injuries that people view in morbid fascination. Watching athletes — who typically have such control over every move they make — make some error that results in a devastating injury is horrifying. Yet, few people stop to wonder what happens after the injury. How do these athletes move on from this terrible moment?
Stem cell PRP for athletes is one method of injury recovering that is growing in popularity. At the cutting edge of sports injury treatment is combining stem cell therapy with PRP in order to promote the most natural and effective healing for the body.
The reason this combination is so effective is that platelet-rich plasma has the ability to both increase stem cells and guide them in healing. PRP assisted stem cells in the healing process by helping them figure out what they needed to be – whether a cartilage cell, or a bone cell, or a collagen cell for ligaments and tendons.
PRP provides a healing environment or “scaffold” that the stem cells can build on. So, when these two natural methods of healing are brought together with advanced technology, they are able to greatly accelerate the body’s natural healing methods.
So why is stem cell PRP for athletes the best method of sports injury treatment? Here are three reasons why!
Stem cell PRP for athletes offers a faster more efficient path to a quick recovery than just PRP injections or stem cell therapy alone and is reserved for the more complex or severe joint injuries that athletes face. If you think that you may benefit from a PRP/stem cell injection procedure or if you have further questions, please contact Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman.