SOURCE: Dr. Alan Rosen

Dr. Alan Rosen

September 28, 2010 16:06 ET

Leading Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Dr. Alan Rosen Introduces PRP in Surgical Repair of Sports Related and Other Common Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions

An Innovator in His Field, Dr. Rosen Improves Patient Outcome With Platelet-Rich Plasma -- Promoting a More Rapid Regeneration and Repair of Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles and Bones

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Dr. Alan Rosen and the KSF Orthopaedic Center are among the first in northwest Houston to use platelet-rich plasma (PRP), in order to promote a more rapid healing and recovery of injured athletes and active alike suffering from injuries and conditions affecting the tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones.

Mounting research is supporting the benefits of PRP, which contains growth factors and bioactive proteins believed to effectively utilize cells involved in tissue regeneration. Increasingly used in orthopedic practice, PRP treatments are helping patients recover and return to work, sports and activities much more quickly.

While over the last several decades a number of scientific studies have been conducted on the regenerative properties of PRP, its benefit in clinical application gained broad attention when the New York Times reported on a PRP procedure used to treat an injured Pittsburgh Steelers' football player just before the 2009 Super Bowl. The results in professional athletes as well as active individuals of all ages continue to excite the KSF physicians, who have now made the specialized procedures part of their treatment program.

"We remain very active in examining the scientific research and data on long term results, as this is the only way to ensure we are offering patients the best of what we have in orthopedic medicine," said Dr. Rosen, president of the KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and hand and upper extremity specialist of KSF Orthopaedic Center.

"Just as technology continues to evolve, so too does our understanding of the intricate workings of the human body and its responses to both natural and man-made interventions. It's a very exciting time in orthopedic medicine and we are pleased to participate in the advances taking it to the next level," he added.

Used for decades to improve wound healing and bone grafting procedures, Dr. Rosen uses PRP injections to treat such common conditions as chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)

Dr. Rosen is a board certified hand and upper extremity specialist with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). A published author, who continues annually to be listed among the Super Doctors of Texas and H Texas Top Docs, he remains committed to reaching beyond conventional orthopedic practice for better outcomes. 

Dr. Rosen is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

To learn more about Dr. Rosen and the injuries and conditions he treats, log onto www.alanrosenmd.com. You may also call (877)676-21MD (2163) to speak with a representative and schedule a consult.