Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Pac-10 Athletic Trainer Conference
Platelet rich plasma was discussed in depth at the Pacific 10 Athletic Trainer conference in Berkeley yesterday by Dr. Allan Mishra. Almost all of the schools represented had used PRP to treat their athletes. It was clear from the discussion, however, that the various forms of PRP (with and without white blood cells) were not well known to the group. Moving forward, it was noted that the type of PRP should be recorded and studied in greater detail. Also, the use of ultrasound to guide PRP injections and follow patients was found to have value. Better and more specific post PRP protocols were found to be lacking. Overall, it was interesting to note how much PRP was being used. Clearly, the need for better indication data was still needed. More later....