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Platelet Rich Plasma PRP in Wall Street Journal

PRP has been receiving more attention in the media with many professional athletes receiving this treatment. This am the Wall Street Journal featured PRP. Many studies were reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that PRP was effective at treating chronic tennis elbow, severe Achilles tendinitis and osteoarthritis of the knee. One study demonstrated that using a particular PRP concentration device was unsuccessful with intra-operative use in rotator cuff repairs.

Other interesting links from the Ortho conference & PRP from Web MD & Arthritis Today:

http://www.webmd.com/news/20100310/platelet-rich-plasma-helps-tennis-elbow

http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/platelet-rich-plasma044.php

 

We agree that more research is needed to determine which protocols & which specific injuuries have a better prognosis with PRP. We recently submitted our 12 month follow up study on patients with knee arthritis & PRP.


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