Category Archives: Blood Spinning

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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Evaluating the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Tennis Elbow

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

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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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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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