Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge medical technique that can promote healing. PRP uses your body’s own blood to stimulate the health of joints and tendons. Read on to discover how PRP is used to treat a range of orthopedic conditions, including arthritis and severe tendinitis.
Joint preservation is a category of treatment that focuses on realigning joints or putting a live surface covering on the joints. The goal is to avoid the mechanical devices used in joint replacement. If you suffer from chronic joint pain, both options are attractive. The determining factor is the extent of the joint’s damage — the more damage, the more likely a full replacement is necessary. Joint preservation is a great option for young patients or patients where only a small part of the joint is damaged.
A conversation with the dentist.
Dentist, "Mr. Johnson, you have 3 teeth that have severe decay and we need to extract them. I am most comfortable with dentures rather than implants. I am going to extract all your teeth and give you some really great dentures that should last 20 years."