Why Plasms Treatments Should be Considered For Your Treatment
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Plasma injections are new technologies aiming to repair damaged tissues including,
- Repairing damaged weak spinal discs causing back and neck pain or sciatic pain by irritating the nerves.
- Repairing injured and damaged joints like knee, hip, shoulder and spinal joints.
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain.
- Repair of inflamed nerves.
Blood is majorly in liquid form called plasma. It is made up other vital components including white blood cells, red blood cells, and the platelets. Platelets are responsible for clotting when a person is injured. They comprise hundreds of proteins are also called growth factors, a very useful substance in the natural healing process of the body. Plasma Treatments uses an injection of concentrated platelets drawn from the person’s blood to speed up healing of injured ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles. Plasma techniques use the person’s own body’s healing system to enhance the cure.
Notable athletes have been treated using the injection of plasma to help their healing and recovery process. The technique is also effective for the treatment of fractures and knee arthritis.There are some benefits why Plasma is preferred by many people.
Benefits of Plasma treatment
- The treatment process is very fast and may not last more than 60 minutes
- It is a minimal invasive procedure that uses only injection as the mode of treatment
- The recovery time is less compared to other similar treatments
It has no severe side effects
Preparation and Use of Plasma Injection
First, blood is extracted from the patient. Extraction is done most times from the arm using a needle. The collected blood is then taken through a centrifuge in the lab to separate the plasma from other components of the blood. The concentration of the plasma increases during this procedure. The concentrated plasma which are now activated are injected directly into the patient’s injured area, releasing the growth factor to strengthen and stimulate the number of reparative cells.
Sometimes, ultrasound imaging is used to guide the injection for precision. The side effects of using this technique are very minimal if any at all since the patient’s blood is used. Pains on the spot where the injection is introduced may be one of the side effects after the treatment.
Plasma Injections For Surgery
Plasma can be handy to speed up healing after some surgeries. For instance, healing of a torn tendon after surgery can be made faster by treating the injured spot with a plasma injection. The platelet can be prepared differently in a way that makes it possible for it to be stitched into the torn tissues.
How Effective Is Plasma treatment ?
The result of Plasma injections is determined by some factors. Studies carried out to evaluate how efficient the procedure is have seen some positives but are still inconclusive due to the influence of some elements. Factors that may influence the effectiveness of the treatment are:
- The part of the body that is treated
- The level of the injury, whether, chronic, acute or otherwise
- The patient’s overall health
Most of the reports on Plasma therapy have been on sportsmen and women who have suffered chronic or severe injuries. In a study, plasma therapy is seen to be more effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries. Players of tennis who have torn tendon on their elbow or ‘tennis elbow’ are more prevalent with this treatment.
How can Plasma treatment help?
By using cells from your own body, plasma treatments distinguish themselves from other treatments. These treatments are non invasive and use platelets from your own blood samples to heal you. The treatment begins with a consultation with our physicians. Along with a physical exam imaging diagnostics may be recommended. Once the case is diagnosed, and the treatment is deemed to be suitable we begin by collecting a small blood sample. The platelets in the blood sample are then activated and centrifuged by our technicians. Once ready, they can be injected into the target area requiring the healing. The healing begins almost instantaneously and you can feel the pain relief begin over the area. Over the coming days and weeks it will continue to get better. Your physician may advise a course of 2-6 treatments depending on factors such as the area of treatment and the extent of damage
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Dr. Ashraf Shatla
Dr. Ashraf Shatla had practiced as a Neurosurgeon since his graduation from Edinburgh University in 1990. He practiced his specialty as Consultant Brain & Spinal all over “Europe, Canada, USA and Middle East.
Dr.Shatla’s work has extended to a new era of functional neurosurgery using recent neuronavigation and stereotactic surgery, allowing the most accurate and precise techniques for brain and spine surgery and for recent minimal invasive spinal procedures for spinal pain, endoscopic discectomy for back and neck pain surgery.
Dr Shatla spread his expertise in Neuro – Spinal field in the Middle East Healthcare industry and recorded a genuine success in treating patients, adults and children with amazing results in 2011.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Plasma Treatments
What areas are Plasma treatments most effective for?
Spinal facet joints as well as the main joints in the body like the knees, hips, shoulders and knees.
How does it treat these areas?
How long does the treatment take?
After the initial consult. The treatment generally takes 60 minutes. During this time a local anesthetic will be administered, the blood sample will be collected and the injections will be given to the patient in the troubled area.
How long till the result?
The result can be felt immediately after the treatment with better pain tolerance and movement capacity. Over the next few weeks, the improvement will increase more and more. A booster injection may be prescribed by the doctor to be taken 4 weeks after for certain larger joints if the damage is severe.