Category Archives: Achilles

Platelet-Rich Plasma in The Boston Globe

This week The Boston Globe published an article titled “Pain Relief,” focusing on new medical treatments that may aid sports injuries. One case cited is 53-year-old Ethan Mascoop, whose partially torn Achilles hindered his active lifestyle. “Mascoop…had pretty much given … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma the focus of September 2010 issue of AAOS NOW

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

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Study Produces Encouraging Results for Patients Suffering From Achilles Tendinosis

An important study that may help patients suffering from Achilles tendinosis has been revealed. Published in this month’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and titled, “PRP show potential for treating Achilles tendinosis,” the article highlights the recent Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy

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

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Platelet-Rich Plasma JAMA Article: Findings and Considerations

A study from researchers in the Netherlands declared Platelet-Rich Plasma ineffective in healing moderate Achilles tendinopathy. Researchers had 54 patients gauge pain levels at 6, 12 and 24 weeks following treatment. One patient group was given a PRP injection and … 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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