Sunday, July 25, 2010
Platelet Rich Plasma used to treat Nadal's Knees
It appears as if Nadal has had his creaky knees treated with platelet rich plasma. He has described it himself but only incompletely. What we do not know is what type of PRP was used, how it was injected and how he is being treated after the procedure. These are all critical issues. Presently, PRP with platelet concentrations around 5x baseline combined with concentrated white blood cells has the best published data supporting its use.
It is clear that Nadal has chronic, severe tendonitis also know as tendinopathy. It will help all of us who are studying how to best use PRP we knew more about his specific treatment. Does anyone out there know any of the details?