Posts Categorized: PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma

Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »

PRP Injections and Ligament Tears

PRP Injections and Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Uses for PRP or “platelet-rich plasma” continue to expand. Plasma is the liquid part of our blood that transports our platelets, and red and white blood cells. Platelets generally comprise about 10% of our blood. The next frontier in orthopedic medicine is the field of orthobiologics where we as physicians… Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Yields Possible Benefits According to Latest Research

Platelet Rich Plasma Yields Potential Benefits. Platelet rich plasma sometimes called PRP is enriched blood plasma that has additional platelets. Researchers have been considering the effect of platelet rich plasma on bone and soft tissue to see whether it has healing effects. Researchers led by Dr. Niall A. Smyth (2013) completed a review of the… Read more »

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma More Effective than Placebo, Based on 2013 Sports Medicine Research

Treatment of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is more effective than placebo for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective, double blind randomized trial An excellent article written by Dr. Patel, et al was published in February, 2013, in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The doctors reported that PRP helped to reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis better than a… Read more »

Orthopedic Physician Discusses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Platelet Poor Plasma: Which is Better?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is one of the hottest topic in orthobiologics that is currently being researched.  One area that PRP is being used clinically is to treat chronic tendon inflammation that advances into the condition of tendopathy.  Tendopathy is a condition where the tendon cell histology changes secondary to the chronic inflamation. If PRP… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis WITHOUT Surgery

If you or someone you love is suffering from knee osteoarthritis, there are treatment options that do not involve surgery.  Read this post to find out more about the top 10 ways to treat knee osteoarthritis without undergoing surgery. 1. Exercises.  Engage in activities that are specific for knee arthritis like water aerobics, floor exercises, yoga… Read more »

What is New in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercises Three types of exercises that are recommended for patients with knee osteoarthritis: flexibility, resistance and cardiovascular flexibility exercises.  All three are very good for easing stiff joints which will help patients with their ADLs. It is recommended that the stretches be done in the morning. It may be easiest to perform them in warm bath… Read more »