Sunday, October 03, 2010

AAOS Discussion about Platelet Rich Plasma

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery recently published a expert panel discussion about platelet rich plasma (PRP).  Its goal was to help clarify the many issues surrounding this novel therapy.  Dr. Allan Mishra, Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Steven Arnoczky and Dr. Jo Hannafin participated.  Below is an excerpt from the article:

Dr. Hannafin: I did a Google search and found more than 400,000 citations for PRP treatment, including YouTube videos on how the procedure is performed. Clearly, patients, physicians, and scientists are interested in the use of PRP. What conditions is PRP being used for?
Dr. Mishra: I use it almost exclusively in treating tendinopathy, particularly chronic tendinopathy that has failed to respond to other treatment modalities. That would include conditions such as chronic, recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy. I think the data—and the work that I have been doing for almost a decade now—provide the greatest support for its use in that area.

To read more of the article, click here.


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