Sporting Injuries Heal Quicker With Personal Blood Jabs

by Tanya Thomas on  February 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
 Sporting Injuries Heal Quicker With Personal Blood Jabs
Scientists have found that athletes recover at a much faster pace from their injuries if they are injected with their own blood.
Advertisement

The procedure - known as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRPT) - dates back to the 1970s and has previously been used in orthopaedic surgery in hospitals to help mend broken bones.

Advertisement
Sports docs reckon its use is so well tested that it could be deployed as a rapid healing trick for a number of sporting injuries without the need for surgery, reports The Times.

The process involves blood being withdrawn with a syringe, then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the body-healing platelets which are then injected into the damaged tissue.

Research has found that athletes who undergo the treatment report functional recovery in half the time expected.

In one study 15 of 20 patients with tennis elbow - and contemplating surgery were given PRPT; the other five relied on anaesthetic.

Two months later the patients receiving the therapy reported a 60 percent reduction in pain compared with only 16 percent for the others.

Source: ANI
TAN/L
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Blood Group Thalassemia Leg Injuries and Disorders Blood in Stools - Symptom Evaluation Bombay Blood Group 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive