Thursday, July 20, 2006

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Total Knee Arthroplasty

Another article was recently published about PRP and TKA (Berghoff et al Orthopedics July 2006). The patients treated with PRP during their total knee replacements had better early range of motion, less blood loss and a shorter stay in the hospital.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Platelet Rich Plasma and Cartilage

PRP is presently being investigated as a treatment for a variety of orthopedic disorders. Recently, a porcine cell culture study was published that supports it use in cartilage regeneration. Dr. Allan Mishra is presently designing a study to use PRP in humans to potentially augment cartilage restoration procedures. For more information regarding platelet rich plasma, please visit ApexPRP.

Platelet Rich Plasma and Total Knee Replacement

There is still significant controversy regarding the use of PRP in total knee replacement. It may help reduce swelling or blood loss. Here is a link to a recently published investigation. More studies are needed to confirm these results.

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