PRP gains national attention! CBS The Early Show had a significant segment on this topic. We’ve always believed in the healing power of Platelet-Rich Plasma. At my offices, we’ve been in front of the pack, perfecting the technique and learning from years of experience.
PRP isn’t magic – but it is a terrific approach for combatting certain kinds of pain, injuries and arthritis. How wonderful it was to see Dr. Sampson on The Early Show, speaking of his successes! He wrote the foreword segment to my book “Beyond the Knife.”
Every treatment doesn’t work for every person. But when PRP works, it’s akin to a miracle. Ask any of my patients who have had great results. Click here to read patient testimonials. It’s not magic – it’s medicine that works.
Below is the article from CBS The Early Show. Enjoy!
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By Letha Hadady "Letha" (The Big Apple)
This review is from: Beyond the Knife: Alternatives to Surgery (Paperback)
You have got to read this book before considering surgery. Dr. Alan Lazar MD, orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years, experience writes clear, understandable descriptions of cutting edge non-surgical medical practices used for a wide variety of major health issues. They include freezing dead tissue and tumors, using radio high frequencies for eliminating varicose veins, and laser therapies. The doctor specializes in PRP platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell injections for sports and other injuries, arthritis, and for chronic pain conditions. He has taken time out from his busy private practice in Plantation, Florida and his teaching around the world to explain what he does and why. Using our own blood growth factors, the body can heal itself. PRP is where alternative natural medicine meets traditional surgery in order to greatly speed healing and prevent illness. Dr. Lazar is making a brilliant contribution to the field of stem cell research and this book shares his work with a public in desperate need of help.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The news just keeps getting better! For athletes at Appalachian State University, the initial results were good - and the current results are event better! If you’ve read the most recent blog post, you’ll remember that several ASU football players have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, with one of them returning to the field in a week. Well, X-rays and sonograms prove what their bodies already knew – these athletes are healing miraculously well – and quickly.
It’s not really a miracle – it is modern medicine tied directly to the body’s own healing abilities. That’s what makes PRP such a great alternative to other options, such as surgery and medication. By utilizing PRP with Adult Stem Cells (ASC) when necessary, the body can heal quickly, with minimal down time. Professional and college athletes are turning to PRP more and more. So are weekend warriors.
You don’t have to be an athlete to feel the benefits. Everybody suffers injuries from time to time. PRP might be right for you!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Treating athletes with platelet rich plasma has become a very important procedure. For many with injuries, the ability to recover quickly without invasive surgery and dependence on medication is the key to continuing to play. By avoiding the delay associated with waiting for a non-surgical injury to heal, it’s game on! I’ve been fortunate to work with some remarkable athletes at Appalachian State University. With the effort they put out, wear and tear on their bodies is inevitable.
Recently, several different athletes, all football players, have undergone PRP treatment. For one, he was able to return to the gridiron a week later! Sometimes, it takes a second round of injections, but we are anticipating significant recovery and readiness for the upcoming season without surgery for all of them! By injecting plasma rich with their own platelets, and sometimes augmenting that with stem cells when appropriate, these young men are healing more rapidly, more effectively and more thoroughly than can be achieved with any other procedure.
Learn more here on this website. If you are feeling the aches and pains of injury and arthritis, let us know.
Posted by Dr. Lazar at 11:27 AM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I recently treated two college baseball pitchers who were suffering from pitcher's elbow and looking at extended time on the bench. Pitcher’s elbow occurs in players that participate in sports that require repetitive throwing. It most frequently affects pitchers, but may also develop in outfielders, catchers, and infielders. Pitcher’s elbow is associated with other sports as well, including tennis and football.
Both pitchers responded very well to Regenerative Injection Therapy and were back on the mound within several weeks. Their parents were so happy with the results that they invited me to meet them at a baseball tournament so they could thank me in person.
It is so gratifying to know that patients like these pitchers are healing and getting back to their normal activities. If you have responded well to platelet rich plasma injections or have any questions, please leave a comment.
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
My colleague, Dr. Sampson of the Orthohealing Center, posted a blog entry about a study publishing positive results for PRP use in tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. You can read Dr. Sampson's post here.
Both tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are common tendon injuries resulting from repetitive motions of the forearm.
Tennis elbow occurs on the outside bony portion of the elbow where large tendons attach to the elbow from the muscles of the forearm. The most common symptoms are pain over the outside of the elbow; pain when lifting objects; pain when radiating down the forearm; and warmth and swelling of the elbow.
Golfer's elbow occurs on the inside of the elbow. The pain usually occurs at the elbow joint on the inside of the arm accompanied by a shooting sensation down the forearm. Pain is also common while gripping objects.
Treatment for both conditions usually includes ice packs, resting the elbow, and anti-inflammatory medications. An elbow brace or cortisone injections may be given, and if the injury is severe, surgery may be necessary. PRP injections, or Renegerative Injection Therapy, offer an alternative or enhancement to surgery.
As Dr. Sampson's post states, PRP is showing promise in the healing of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
Friday, February 11, 2011
If you are attending Pri-Med South this weekend, stop by Booth #500 to say hello. It has been good connecting with so many colleagues and talking about the latest in orthopedic surgery and platelet regeneration therapy!
|Dr. Alan Lazar and Barbara Lazar at their Pri-Med South Booth|