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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is basically plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets and thereby, the concentration of growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
How is PRP prepared?
How is PRP administered?
Risks & Side Effects
What conditions are best suited with the use of PRP?
Other Treatment Options for Pain Management
What is Orthvisc?
ORTHVISC is an ultra-pure, high molecular weight injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) visco supplement used to treat joint pains. It is comprised of highly purified sodium hyaluronate (NaHA) in physiologic saline, and it is both biocompatible and resorbable.
How is Orthvisc administered?
ORTHVISC is provided in a single-use syringe, and it is injected into the joint in a series of 3 intra-articular injections spaced one week apart.
Is the treatment painful? Are there any downtime?
What are the risks involved?
What is the treatment protocol?
Orthvisc is best administered as a series of 3 weekly injections. With the treatment plan, it can produce beneficial effects that last up to 26 weeks.
What conditions are best suited for the application of Orthvisc? Where can Orthvisc be applied?
Orthvisc is best suited for patients who are in the early to moderate stages of persistent joint pains. Orthvisc treatment is best suited for shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle joint pains.
What is Radial ShockWave Treatment (RSWT)?
Shockwave Therapy is used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, primarily those involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. It is an effective treatment method that helps in chronic pain on shoulders, back, heel, knee and elbow that is caused by a sports injury, overuse, or repetitive strain. The beneficial effects are often seen after 1 to 3 sessions.
What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief. If performed by physicians/therapists, extracorporeal shock wave therapy has virtually no risks or side effects.
How is the RSWT performed?
Benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:
No anaesthesia or painkillers required
Minimal risks of side effects
Help reduce chronic and acute pain
Where can RSWT be applied on?
Feet – Heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
Elbow – Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Shoulder – Calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff tendons, frozen shoulder
Knee – Patellar and quadriceps tendonitis
Hip – Bursitis
Lower leg – Shin splints
Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Back pain – Lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain
How long is a session of RSWT?
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Dr. GERALD TAN
Dr Gerald Tan graduated in 1993 with the double degree of M.B.,B.S. from the prestigious National University of Singapore. He is a MOH accredited family Physician with special interest in Regenerative Medicine and aesthetic Medicine. His expertise include Visco supplementation for Osteoarthritic joints. He has been treating osteoarthritis knees with gel injections for the past ten years and is proficient in this procedure.
He is also a trainer for this procedure, teaching other doctors the finer points of this treatment. In the area of Aesthetic Medicine, he has over 10 year’s experience (since 2007) with the use of ‘btx’ and filler injections and various thread lift procedures. His expertise also covers various Laser treatments for both face pigmentation, scars, pores, acne and body sculpting. He is also familiar with the Fotona laser snore reduction and eye bag reduction treatments.
He is one of the few doctors practising non-surgical Laser Vaginal Tightening which can help cases of urinary incontinence as well. He has experience with Fat Transfer and HairGrowth/Transplant procedures as well. His Regenerative Medicine experience also covers the area of Sports Medicine with the use of PlateletRich Plasma to heal Acute Muscle Injuries. A strong believer in PreventiveMedicine, he has given numerous health care prevention talks to various companies and has written an e-book entitled “Medicine doesn’t cure the common flu, common sense does! How to prevent illnesses the non-medicine non-therapy way.” An all-rounded doctor who loves to pay attention to the needs of his patients.