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Tom O'Brien

CEO

Prior to founding Eclipse in 1993, Tom held several leadership positions throughout his career in the medical device industry. Having mastered both disposable and capital equipment sales for companies like C.R. Bard, Tom’s track record of success quickly established Eclipse as the go-to company to launch new technology in the surgical laser industry.

Over time Tom transitioned Eclipse from a leader in the OR surgical laser market to a key player in the aesthetic laser industry. Starting in 2011 Eclipse began a new mission of increasing adoption of Platelet-rich Plasma on a national level.

His vision and leadership has helped Eclipse become one of the most successful medical device companies in its space. Tom’s new mission is to bring game-changing Eclipse technologies in Platelet-Rich Plasma, Microneedling and Shockwave Therapy to the entire globe.

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PRP and Soft-Tissue Repair

Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. One of the best methods used to enhance healing in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine is the use of PRP.  Professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant and Troy Polamalu have all used PRP therapy after experiencing injuries to improve their recovery time and enhance mobility.

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PRP for Sports Injuries

Many soft tissue injuries involve microscopic tearing and formation of scar tissue, making it difficult to heal due to poor blood supply in these regions. With PRP treatment, the concentrated platelet injection stimulates macrophages, stem cells, and other cellular activity to accelerate the healing process.

Injuries Treated by PRP

PRP can treat a range of sports and acute injuries resulting in joint, tendon and ligament pain. The following is a representative, non-exhaustive sample:

  • Joint pain resulting from inflammation after an acute injury
  • Chronic Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Ligament and muscle injuries
  • Tendonitis, e.g. tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Early partial tendon tears

The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency have all declared that PRP is a non-performance enhancing, safe, and legal treatment for sports injuries.

Advantages of PRP for Soft-Tissue Injuries

  • Safe – PRP is captured from a patient’s own blood, so there is little to no risk of an adverse reaction.
  • Cost Effective – PRP treatment is a quick, cost effective, outpatient procedure.
  • Fast Healing Time – PRP Therapy is an easy in-office procedure, allowing patients to resume daily activities with fast healing time.
  • Avoidance of Invasive Surgery – PRP can help heal and even regenerate lost, damaged or aging tissue, providing some patients with an alternative to surgery.