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Category Archives: Tennis Elbow
Greek researchers compared the healing results of Platelet-rich Plasma injections (PRP) to autologous blood injections in 28 patients with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). These results were recently reported in Prague at the SICTO XXV Triennial World Conference 2011. Athanassios Papanikolaou, … Continue reading
Dr. Christos Thanasas of Henry Dunant Hospital in Athens, Greece, published a study in The American Journal of Sports Medicine studying the effects of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) in lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). PRP involves removing a small amount a patient’s … Continue reading
A study published in February, 2010 by Dr. Taco Gosens from the Netherlands, revealed Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections were more effective than cortisone injections for chronic tennis elbow at 1 year follow-up. The controlled trial studied 100 patients with chronic … Continue reading
Bartolo Colon is a 37-year-old pitcher for the New York Yankees. Last year, Colon injured ligaments in his throwing elbow and shoulder. The ramifications of such an injury for pitchers in the later years of their careers are potentially devastating. For this … Continue reading
Rocco Mediate is best known in the golfing world for his candid personality and the epic 2008 duel at the US Open against Tiger Woods. Rocco is loved by fans because of his willingness to ink autographs and his continual … Continue reading
Recent athletic, media and clinical hype around Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has furthered the information available about PRP and increased the treatment’s acceptance as a legitimate and viable therapy for certain tendon, ligament and joint injuries. 2011 has already led to breakthrough PRP … Continue reading
The Orthopaedic Center issued a press release highlighting an Alabama Pastor’s astounding feat of playing 500 consecutive holes of golf following Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Read about this amazing accomplishment and how Platelet-Rich Plasma helped.
Multiple Platelet-Rich Plasma articles were published in this month’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) NOW. With over 400,000 citations in a Google search, Platelet-Rich Plasma has become an important and highly discussed treatment. The sum of the articles illustrate … Continue reading
In 2006, Dr. Allan Mishra of Stanford University pioneered the first study evaluating the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat refractory lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). PRP involves removing a small amount of patients’ blood, concentrating the blood’s naturally occurring … Continue reading
An article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons titled, “Platelet-rich Plasma to Augment Connective Tissue Healing: Making Sense of it All,” summarizes PRP’s recent applications and subsequent considerations. The article published by Arnochzky et al … Continue reading