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How Regenerative Medicine is Used To Treat Sports Injuries

If you have a sports injury that hasn’t healed from physical therapy or rest, regenerative medicine could be an option for you. Regenerative medicine treatments use functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function loss due to age or damage. For sports injuries specifically, the goal is to reduce pain and improve function. Treatments include stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, certain cartilage regeneration procedures and more.

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DEPA classification: a proposal for standardizing PRP use and a retrospective application of available devices

Significant biological differences in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparations have been highlighted and could explain the large variability in the clinical benefit of PRP reported in the literature. The scientific community now recommends the use of classification for PRP injection; however, these classifications are focused on platelet and leucocyte concentrations.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Rehabilitation Guidelines

PRP is the concentration of platelets derived from the plasma portion of one’s own blood. While platelets are widely known to play a large role in clotting processes, their use in treatment of tendon disease is due to their abundance of enzymes and growth factors related to the healing process.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

The clinical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other regenerative therapies in sports, spine, and musculoskeletal medicine has soared in the last decade. Over this period, many factors have converged to fuel this development.

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Professional Athletes & Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cells, also known as the universal building block, are used to repair or rebuild wear and tear of cartilage or tissue.The promise of regenerative medicine in sports medicine has boosted the need for research, particularly, stem cell therapy. According to this Sports Illustrated article, hundreds of NFL players have invested in stem cell treatments are to repair or rebuild the damage from sports injuries.

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New Study Finds Potential in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

A study published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine found that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could potentially be used to treat chronic and degenerative diseases. This means the possibilities of improving the quality of life for seniors with diseases such as heart disease, kidney failure and even Alzheimer’s disease. Before, stem cells are usually came from two sources: embryos or adult tissues. The discovery of iPSCs, which can come directly from the patient, opens a new door for stem cell therapy research.

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Rafael Nadal ‘living with pain and painkillers since 2005’

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will be remembered as one of tennis' best ever players -- and competitors -- and one of his country's finest sportspeople. But the level of intensity that Nadal brings to his game has come at a cost.

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[Video]: What can stem cells do?

This short animated video from Life Noggin explains gene expression, the different types of stem cells, and the use of adult stem cells. Watch how the potential of stem cell treatment can be used for organ and tissue regeneration.

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Exercises to Alleviate Tennis Elbow

According to healthline, “tennis elbow is caused by inflammation of the muscles of the forearm that attach to the elbow.” This is most commonly due to overuse by a repetitive activity, and the inflammation can occur from repetitive activities outside of tennis. After your inflammation goes down, you can start with easy exercise to strengthen your muscles, which can prevent tennis elbow from coming back. Read the full article that shows five exercises for tennis elbow, but make sure you check in with your doctor or therapist first.

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How Regenerative Medicine is Used To Treat Sports Injuries

If you have a sports injury that hasn’t healed from physical therapy or rest, regenerative medicine could be an option for you. Regenerative medicine treatments use functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function loss due to age or damage. For sports injuries specifically, the goal is to reduce pain and improve function. Treatments include stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, certain cartilage regeneration procedures and more.

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