Regenerative Treatments for ALL Injuries

Our cutting-edge regenerative treatments offer effective solutions for sports injuries, promoting faster healing and restoring optimal functionality. Whether it's chronic pain, ligament tears, or muscle strains, our expert team specializes in advanced therapies tailored to athletes' needs.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy      PRP therapy is a medical treatment that uses your own blood to promote the body's natural healing processes. Here's a summary of the key information provided in your text about PRP therapy:

  • Background: PRP therapy has been in clinical use since the 1990s and has demonstrated both its effectiveness and safety through numerous published randomized control trials (RCTs) for various musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, and damaged vertebral discs.
  • How PRP Works: Platelets play a crucial role in the body's repair process. When activated, they release chemical messengers that initiate and organize the repair of damaged tissues. By injecting PRP directly into the site of injury, it can activate the healing process, which begins with inflammation, the first phase of healing.
  • Treatment Process:

PRP is created by drawing a small amount of the patient's blood and processing it through a two-stage centrifuge to concentrate the PRP.

A blood draw is performed, and an anti-coagulant is added to prevent clotting during processing.

The blood is centrifuged to separate the plasma from the blood cells.

The platelet-rich fraction of the plasma is concentrated and placed in a syringe.

The injection site is numbed with local anesthetic, and PRP is precisely injected into the injury site with guidance from ultrasound or fluoroscopy.

  • Recovery:

Patients may experience minimal discomfort after the procedure, and specific medications may be prescribed to manage any pain.

NSAIDs like ibuprofen should be avoided, and acetaminophen can be used for mild pain.

Patients are advised to avoid showering for one day and immersion in water for three days.

Depending on the treated body part, a sling or crutches may be needed for one to three days.

After three days, patients are encouraged to slowly move the treated area through its full range of motion to aid in the healing process.

Physical therapy typically begins 2 to 4 weeks after the injection.

Improvements in pain and function are expected 8 to 12 weeks after the injection, and some injuries may require multiple treatments.

  • Follow-Up: Patients who want to learn more about PRP therapy or its potential benefits are encouraged to reach out to the specialist at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland office in Glen Burnie, MD. Dr. Harrison can provide additional information, address questions, and help patients explore whether PRP therapy is a suitable treatment option for their specific condition.

PRP therapy is increasingly used for its potential to enhance the body's natural healing processes and may serve as an alternative to surgery for certain musculoskeletal conditions. It's important for patients to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine whether PRP therapy is appropriate for their individual needs.

Laser Therapy for Pain- Generally 4-6 sessions for issues such as plantar fasciitis, acute ankle sprains, turf toe metatarsalgia, neuropathy, achilles tendonitis and more.

 Laser Therapy for Pain, is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is believed to promote the healing process. Here's an overview of how Laser Therapy works and its benefits:

How Lasers Work:

  • The laser is placed directly over the injured or affected area for a specified duration, typically ranging from 30 seconds to several minutes. The length of treatment depends on the size of the area and the prescribed dose provided by the laser unit.

Penetration of Light:

  • During the treatment, non-thermal photons of light emitted from the cold laser pass through the layers of the skin, which include the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue (fat beneath the skin).
  • These photons of light have the capability to penetrate the skin to a depth of 2 to 5 centimeters and operate at a wavelength of 980nm. 

Cell Interaction:

  • Once the emitted light energy reaches the target area, it is absorbed by the tissue and interacts with light-sensitive elements within the cells.
  • This interaction is akin to photosynthesis in plants, where sunlight is absorbed and converted into usable energy for growth.
  • When cells absorb this light energy, it triggers a series of cellular events that are believed to normalize damaged or injured tissue. This can result in reduced pain, inflammation, and edema (swelling), as well as an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.

Conditions Treated:Laser Therapy can be used to address various acute and chronic conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, arthritis,   with benefits that include the elimination of pain, reduction of swelling, relief from spasms, and an increase in functionality.

Laser Therapy is  non-invasive and safe treatment option that may complement other therapeutic approaches for pain management and tissue healing. It's important for patients to consult with a  Healthcare provider to determine whether Laser Therapy is suitable for their specific condition and to receive guidance on the appropriate treatment duration and frequency.

Laser Therapy for Toenails- 4 sessions of high powered laser to kill nail fungus along with medical grade topical formula thereby achieving a very high efficacy rate.

  • Laser treatment for nail fungus is an increasingly popular option provided by podiatrists for those seeking an effective and safe way to address this common condition. 

    Benefits of Laser Nail Fungus Treatment:

    • Safe and Effective: Laser treatment is considered safe and highly effective, with clinical research trials reporting success rates as high as 90% after multiple treatments. This success rate is notably higher than that of prescription creams and polishes, which are around 50% effective.

    • Quick Treatment: The laser treatment is relatively quick, taking approximately 1-2 minutes, making it a convenient option for many patients.

    • Minimal Discomfort: Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort during the procedure. However, it's not uncommon to feel some heat from the laser.

    • Alternative to Oral Medication: Laser treatment is seen as an excellent alternative to oral medications, which may carry potential risks and side effects.

    Procedure and Aftercare:

    • During the treatment, all nails in the area affected by the fungus are treated with the laser. Additionally, topical creams may be used in conjunction with the laser therapy to enhance the treatment's effectiveness. 

    • The regrowth of fingernails may take 3 to 6 months to complete, while toenails may require 12 to 18 months for full regrowth.

    • Results are not typically visible until at least 2 months following the initial laser treatment. It's important for patients to have realistic expectations regarding the timeline for improvements in the appearance of the affected nails.

    Laser treatment for nail fungus offers a promising option for individuals looking to address this condition without the potential risks associated with oral medications and with the added benefit of higher success rates. Patients interested in this treatment should consult with Dr. Harrison to determine if it's suitable for their specific case and to receive personalized guidance on the treatment plan.

    A typically 4 treatments are recommended, and these treatments are typically performed 4 weeks apart to allow for new nail regrowth

Shockwave Therapy- Also known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is a medical treatment that has been found to offer various beneficial effects for patients experiencing pain and mobility issues. Here's a summary of the key points mentioned in your text:

  • Quick Results: EPAT often leads to beneficial effects after just three treatment sessions. Some patients even experience immediate pain relief, while it might take up to four weeks for others to start feeling better.
  • Pain Relief and Improved Mobility: EPAT can eliminate pain and restore full mobility. This can significantly enhance a patient's quality of life.
  • High Success Rate: More than 80% of patients treated with EPAT report being pain-free or experiencing a significant reduction in pain.
  • FDA Cleared: The technology used in EPAT has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), indicating that it meets certain safety and efficacy standards.
  • Quality and Safety: EPAT devices are built with state-of-the-art engineering and optimal quality, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed their safety and efficacy.
  • Recovery and Safety: When administered by a qualified healthcare provider, EPAT is considered to have minimal risks or side effects.
  • Treatment Sessions: In office shockwave EPAT treatment sessions typically last around 5-10 minutes, depending on the specific condition being treated. Generally, 4-6 treatment sessions are required, with weekly intervals between sessions.

All Regenerative medicine regimens are utilized under an algorithmic approach and are uniquely recommended based upon a patient's injury and circumstances. 

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