Indonesia’s leader in medical tourism, BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, is now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, a revolutionary new treatment for a variety of injuries. BIMC Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Wien Aryana said the Bali-based hospital group is now providing PRP to those suffering chronic or acute joint pain. The simple injection that uses one’s own blood plasma complements BIMC’s non-surgical physical therapy options, and is targeting the growing number of medical tourists from Australia, many with chronic musculoskeletal issues from sports injuries.
PRP therapy has been used since the 1990s to aid bone healing after spinal injury and tissue recovery following plastic surgery, but only in recent years has it become popular for treatment of injuries such as tennis and golf elbow and knee problems caused by jogging and a variety of sports. Tiger Woods used PRP following knee surgery, AFL footballer Adam Cooney for degenerative knee problems, Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Takashi Saito to treat an elbow injury, and two Pittsburgh Steelers, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, used it before winning the American Super Bowl.