Monday, June 25, 2007

PRP and Muscle Tears

Several people have emailed asking about using PRP for muscle injuries. Platelet rich plasma may eventually be a valuable treatment for this type of connective tissue problem. However, to date no significant data has been published or presented to guide physicians or patients. If a patients presents with either an acute or chronic muscle injury PRP may be an option but so far there isn't any specific study to support its use.

This research is rapidly evolving so watch this blog for updates.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Platelet Rich Plasma CBS News

Platelet rich plasma and Dr. Allan Mishra's techniques were featured tonight on the CBS evening news. Here is a link to one of the stories:

CBS Evening News Story

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Achilles Tendon Repair with PRP

Published data supports the use of platelet rich plasma to augment Achilles Tendon repairs. In the picture above, PRP is injected into the sheath around the tendon just prior to skin closure.
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