Month: June 2008

New Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) review article for tendon injuries and arthritis

In a Jan/Feb 08 issue of Practical Pain Management, the authors describe PRP use in tendon injuries, spine conditions, as well as hip & knee arthritis. The article emphasizes a need for agreed upon nomenclature. An interesting concept addressed is whether a gel matrix is needed for the platelets to adhere to the target site. …

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Multi Center Clinical trials of Platelet Rich Plasma Underway

Many trials are in the pipeline in efforts of obtaining FDA approval for PRP injections. There is a multi-center placebo controlled double blinded study underway looking at plantar fasciitis(heel pain) & lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). https://www.biomet.com/patients/clinical_recruitment_recover.cfm Also, Thanks to the many patients inquiring about info on docs around the country performing PRP procedures. Feel free …

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