Here is a fascinating story recently printed in the Wall Street Journal of just this use by a brilliant physician in the 1930s who used plasma to prevent diseases before suitable vaccines existed.
Stem Cell / Prp
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I explain to patients that PRP is favored in professional athletes because it is beneficial and not harmful unlike cortisone which can kill both tendon and ligament cells and does not enhance healing as PRP does. The point is that if PRP is the right choice for professional athletes and it is available for any patient, why not use it in the general populace, which I do, as well.
I presented a paper on our use of intra-articular laser treatment to augment PRP injection for arthritic joints at a major medical conference in San Francisco on Jan. 27th. The laser improved results in patients who had no response to an initial injection of PRP. While most patients we treat with PRP do respond, some do not and face joint replacement surgery as their only other option. There is evidence that low level laser (laser that does not produce perceptible heat and has no known side effects) can improve the results of PRP and stem cell treatments.