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Greek Researchers Publish New PRP Study

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

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A Responsible Response

A recent New York Times article questioned various treatments injured athletes may undergo to become healthy. According to the article, treatment options include steroid injections, taping, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) and surgery. The article questioned these methods due to their widespread … Continue reading

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PRP in Tennis Elbow Yields Encouraging Results in Greek Study

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

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Study on Platelet-rich Plasma in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Recently, Dr. Pietro Randelli and collegues hypothesized that if Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) were instilled in combination with white blood cells in patients who had just undergone rotator cuff repair, those patients’ recovery would be accelerated. The Italian doctors set out … Continue reading

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PRP More Effective Than Cortisone at 2 Year Follow-Up

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

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Kobe Bryant gets Platelet-rich Plasma

The LA Times reported Friday, July 1, that Kobe Bryant underwent a derivation of Platelet-rich Plasma therapy (PRP) for an injured right knee in Germany. Bryant has dealt with an arthritic right knee joint in recent seasons and has undergone … Continue reading

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Regenerative Medicine used in hopes of Rejuvenating Bartolo Colon’s Pitching Career

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

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