The road to preventing season ending injuries: ACL tear

“I tore my ACL, 1st game of the year” ( Those dreaded, season ending, words are spoken too often in the world of sports. It may come in the form of a pop or a silent slash, nevertheless, the ACL injury is the kryptonite of many athletes spanning all ages. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is part of the inner knee connection attaching the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). Its primary function is to prevent the tibia from translating in front of and rotating on the femur as our body moves in space. Due to the configuration of its attachment, this ligament is often placed under stress through contact and noncontact events

PRP and Stem cell therapy for orthopedic conditions

In our complex and dynamic bodies, there is an intricate dance of cellular and chemical activity that promotes healing and repair of damaged tissues. This includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone and cartilage injuries. When the above tissues become damaged or during inevitable aging, their reparative mechanisms become less effective over time. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing. The process begins with a sample of your blood, which is then spun at 30 mph in a small machine called a centrifuge. This separates the blood into three different levels; platelets, plasma, and red and w

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