Regenerative Therapy

OfYou Regenerative Joint Therapy: CGF – Concentrated Growth Factor, PRP, and Stem Cells

Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. These types of conditions have typically been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery. Some athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.

Even though PRP has received extensive publicity, there are still lingering questions about it, such as:

  • What exactly is PRP?
  • How does it work?
  • What conditions are being treated with PRP?
  • Is PRP treatment effective?

What is PRP?

PRP is a term referring to platelet-rich blood plasma. The regenerative therapy uses a patient’s own plasma whereby special machines concentrate proteins called growth factors that are crucial in the healing of injuries and stimulating tissue renewal and new tissue growth. The OfYou CGF therapy is the latest development of regenerative therapy where only the most specific healing cells are concentrated and injected into the injured joints or tissue.

How Does Regenerative Therapy Work?

Concentrated Growth Factor plasma is injected into the injured area. Afterwards, the pain at the area of injection may increase for the first few days, but after several weeks the patient feels a beneficial effect. PRP may also be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries, in that it speeds up the healing process. The injections are usually done in a series of 1-­6 injections spaced 4-­6 weeks apart.

What Conditions are Treated with PRP?

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid)
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Partial tears of ligaments and muscles
  • Degenerative joints
  • Chronic pain

Is PRP treatment effective?

The answer is yes, not only based on our own experience, but also based on scientific research. It has been shown to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In fact, an article originally appearing on the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine blog noted that “Platelet-rich plasma possesses various growth factors and cell parts that are critical for tissue repair and regeneration.” Mayo Clinic uses platelet-rich plasma to treat osteoarthritis of the knee; forms of tendinopathy, including tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis; and as an adjunct therapy in orthopedic surgeries to help patients heal faster after surgical procedures.