Monthly Archives: June 2010

Differentiating “Blood Spinning” from “Blood Doping”

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has begun to adopt the appropriate title of “blood spinning.” This post aims to differentiate that label from “blood doping”: a separate treatment with separate intent. Simply stated, PRP aims to repair soft-tissue tears naturally, blood … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Shows Effectiveness in Severe Achilles Tendinosis

During a presentation at the EFORT (European Ferederation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology) Congress, Dr. Raymond Monto, M.D. reported that Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) showed effectiveness in patients with severe Achilles tendinosis who failed conventional treatments. Dr. Monto’s … Continue reading

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Produces Favorable Results in Arthritis

Patients suffering from degenerative arthritis of the knee may have healing therapy in Platelet-Rich Plasma. A recently published PRP study from the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, found Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) injected in knees with degenerative cartilage lesions … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy More Effective Than Cortisone

A  study published by Dr. Taco Gosens from the Netherlands, revealed Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections were more effective than cortisone injections for chronic tennis elbow. The controlled trial studied 100 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). The results are … Continue reading

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