Monday, September 21, 2009

WADA to Approve PRP

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) just decided to allow the use of PRP for most problems. They will still prohibit its use via an intramuscular injection. This is an interesting and important development. I know that significant analysis went into this decision. Fortunately, elite athletes can now have access to the same valuable treatment that has been used on weekend warriors.

"The agency addressed platelet-derived preparations, commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma or “blood- spinning," (...a process in which the platelets are removed from the blood and reinjected at the site of an injury for speedier healing). The preparations are prohibited when administered by the intramuscular route. Other methods of administration will require a declaration of use." (Reported by Nancy Kercheval from Bloomberg, See Full Article)

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