Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy continues to gain the focus of top clinical organizations and publications. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (JAAOS) is a prestigious publication and JAAOS published an article on PRP in this month's edition. According to Dr. Allan Mishra, leading researcher and developer of PRP, this represents the acknowledgment of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy as a "regenerative treatment" (from Dr. Mishra's blog). The article highlights the growing use of PRP in sports medicine due to its potential to enhance muscle and soft tendon injuries. It also notes its reported benefit in rotator cuff and Achilles tendon surgery. It however cautions over exaggerated marketing statements that would yield reckless clinical use. A summary can be found at pubmed.gov or by clicking here.