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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
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
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