Presentation on theme: "Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Athletes By: Lauren Gottlieb 11/12/2013 ITMG 100 06."— Presentation transcript:
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Athletes By: Lauren Gottlieb 11/12/2013 ITMG
Background Information Plasma: Liquid part of your blood that is a yellowish liquid PRP: Used to hasten healing of tendon injuries
Steps in PRP Therapy Blood is taken from the body Placed in a device called a separator Use an ultrasound machine to map out the place of the injection Slowly injected into the previously mapped area.
Candidates for PRP Therapy
Basic Facts: Price: Approximately $500-$2000 per injection Advantages: Expedites healing process Using your own body to heal yourself
Real-Life Examples Many athletes use PRP Therapy Rafael Nadal Tiger Woods Hines Ward Kobe Bryant Brandon Roy at/landing_timberwolves.html at/landing_timberwolves.html
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