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Ita Murphy,

Managing Director
The Otto Clinic

3 Pery Square
Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 317678

Email: info@theottoclinic.ie

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Ita Murphy,

Managing Director
The Otto Clinic

3 Pery Square
Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 317678

Email: info@theottoclinic.ie

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ABOUT US:

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY: THE REAL STORY

PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY- THE REAL STORY!!

 Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has taken the world by storm since 2012 with the release of celebrity “selfies” featuring gruesome blood-smeared faces!!   With the result that it’s easy to dismiss PRP as some sort of fad treatment of which the media will soon tire.

As longstanding Platelet Rich Plasma practitioners (The Otto Clinic introduced PRP to Ireland way back in 2006), we know that this is a proven treatment with many medical applications besides the regeneration of ageing skin.  PRP has been used for more than 20 years to help promote healing in dental, orthopedic and maxillo-facial surgery procedures and by veterinarians to heal animals- see the list of PRP’s medical uses in the box opposite.

Sports Medicine & PRP:

More and more often sports medicine’s answer to chronic tendon and ligament problems is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, in fact we could write a book on this but let’s just mention the names of some of the top athletes who have used PRP to bounce back from injury: Tiger Woods (Elbow), Rafael Nadal (Knee), Kobe Bryant, Troy Polamalu, sprinter Donovan Bailey and Los Angeles Laker Jordan Farmar.  In fact, Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA, as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency, have all now declared that PRP is a safe and legal treatment.

What the Scientists have to say:

A paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) in 2014 determined which musculoskeletal conditions PRP is successful in treating.

"PRP is completely natural and uses the patient's own blood platelets to enhance the body's biological healing process," said Michael Terry, MD, co-author on the paper and an orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Feinberg School. "There are very few documented complications associated with PRP; it's safe and has shown good results for many conditions."

The authors completed a comprehensive evaluation of published PRP research from around the world to develop their recommendations. They concluded that current evidence supports PRP as a treatment for conditions including arthritis in the ankle and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and that injecting PRP during ACL reconstruction contributes to healing. "We're hopeful that our findings can serve as a roadmap on how and when PRP is appropriate in orthopaedic care," said Terry. "Now that we have a better understanding of when this therapy is effective, we can tailor it to other applications. For example, if we know evidence supports PRP use for arthritic ankles and knees, it makes sense to start looking at it for osteoarthritis of the hip." See “What are Platelets?” for more information on how PRP works.

Alice La Marra, M.D., from the University of L'Aquila in Italy, and colleagues examined the impact of PRP in 50 athletes with degenerative Achilles tendinosis and 30 with degenerative patellar tendinosis. Participants underwent three PRP ultrasound-guided infiltrations every 21 days. "Our study showed that in patients who underwent PRP treatments, there was an improvement of functionality, a decrease in pain, and a normalization of the signal intensity seen on MRI,"

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PRP MEDICAL USES:


PRP’s many curative applications include:

o Joint Arthritis Relief in knee, hip, shoulder, and spinal arthritis

o Tennis Elbow and tendinopathy

o Tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries - around the foot and ankle, PRP is used for treatment of tendon and ligament injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon and ankle ligament injuries.  Other applications include ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Bursitis and tears.

o Neck injuries e.g. whiplash injuries

o Hair loss and receding hairline

o Regeneration of skin cells for burns victims

o Erectile Dysfunction

PRP CASE STUDY - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:


Since 2013, Tottenham Hotspur's medical team have been using a controversial blood transfusion treatment to help rush players back to fitness. Spurs have used it to hasten Vlad Chiriches' return to full fitness after the centre-back suffered a swollen knee.

In 2013, Chiriches' fellow centre-back Jan Vertonghen was also sent to PRP specialists to treat an ankle injury - but his recovery was unlikely to see him play again until the new year.

"At the moment there is ankle ligament damage," Villas-Boas said. "We want and we will avoid surgery and will use PRP treatment to try to get him back as soon as possible. We've had outstanding results with PRP treatment and we will do that again."


RAFA NADAL: “PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) worked unbelievable on my knee........It was on the top of the knee, not down.  That injury I had was recovered 100 per cent in very short period of time”.

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