Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wizards Rashard Lewis “will get the PRP”

The Washington Post reported today that Washington Wizards player Rashard Lewis will attempt to avoid surgery and receive Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in his sore right knee. Lewis has played the season in pain and received multiple cortisone injections (see “PRP … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma May Be An Option For Chase Utley

It was reported this week in The Morning Call, that Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley, has patellar tendinitis and chondromalacia (weakened or missing cartilage under the knee cap). Utley may be facing surgery and a four to five month recovery period. “Chase has … Continue reading

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Study Finds Little Benefit in Applying Platelet-Rich Plasma with a Fibrin Matrix to Rotator Cuff Repairs

Expediting the healing of a rotator cuff following surgical repair is of great interest to orthopaedic surgeons. At the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s Speciality Day, hosted in San Diego on February 19th, researchers presented recent findings stating that platelet-rich plasma … Continue reading

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