Category Archives: Cortisone

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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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy More Effective Than Cortisone

A  study published by Dr. Taco Gosens from the Netherlands, revealed Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections were more effective than cortisone injections for chronic tennis elbow. The controlled trial studied 100 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). The results are … Continue reading

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