Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Treatments in Athletes

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapies are becoming more commonly used especially by elite athletes.  In order to better understand the scope of the situation, I have put up an interactive site with links to any and all articles about either PRP or Stem Cell Treatments in Athletes.   Reasons why elite athletes are seeking out stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies:

  • They want to get better and get back to their sport at the highest level as fast as possible.
  • They are dissatisfied with present treatments or those treatments are not working.  
  • They understand that using the regenerative components of your own blood, bone marrow or fat to treat injured or degenerative tissue makes intrinsic sense.
  • They are further willing to be treated with these autologous biologic products despite the immaturity of the supporting data.

Please visit the site and add to the list of athletes and articles.  This is part of a project to better understand how and why athletes are seeking out these types of treatments and how effective they are. Please use a short one line description with links.  Part of the list is outlined below:  
Updates can be found via twitter: @bloodcure and via this blog

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