Month: January 2009

Platelet Rich Plasma (Blood Injection) reportedly used on Hines Ward’s Knee in Superbowl

Just prior to the kickoff of superbowl XLIII, on field reporters from NBC credited Hines Ward’s rapid recovery with a knee sprain to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. According to NBC, Hines Ward had his blood drawn and later had the concentrated platelets injected back into his knee to accelerate healing. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has …

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy seeing widespread use

The public, commerical, and medical community are becoming increasingly aware of the potential promise of platelet rich plasma, growth factors, and stem cell therapy. While I use PRP for tendon and cartilage disorders, physicians in South Africa have been using PRP for facial rejuvination and wrinkles by potentially stimulating collagen synthesis. https://www.internationalshoulderjournal.org/article.asp?issn=0973-6042;year=2007;volume=1;issue=2;spage=64;epage=73;aulast=duAlso research is being …

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