Friday, May 08, 2009
Platelet Rich Plasma presented at the NFL Sports Meeting
Platelet rich plasma was discussed today at the NFL Sports Medicine meeting in San Francisco. It was presented in the "alternative" therapies session. No data or specific recommendations were outlined. It is clear we need to actually study the use of PRP in elite athletes before drawing any specific conclusions. It is also important for clinicians and patients to understand that not all PRP is the same. When studies are designed and evaluated, actual platelet counts and white blood cell counts should be included. Only then will we be able to truly define the value of the formulation of PRP derived from any specific machine.