Category Archives: Knee

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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Wizards Rashard Lewis “will get the PRP”

The Washington Post reported today that Washington Wizards player Rashard Lewis will attempt to avoid surgery and receive Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in his sore right knee. Lewis has played the season in pain and received multiple cortisone injections (see “PRP … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma May Be An Option For Chase Utley

It was reported this week in The Morning Call, that Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley, has patellar tendinitis and chondromalacia (weakened or missing cartilage under the knee cap). Utley may be facing surgery and a four to five month recovery period. “Chase has … Continue reading

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24 Month Study Finds Platelet-Rich Plasma May be Effective in Knee Osteoarthritis

Study Conclusion A recently published study in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy by Kon et al, indicates Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can reduce pain and improve knee function in patients with degenerative cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knees. The study concluded that when PRP is injected into degenerative … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Platelet-Rich Plasma May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study determined Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an effective treatment for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis. The study focused on the effects of PRP in patients with primary and secondary knee osteoarthritis and was published in the December issue … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Gel and Ligament Healing

The rupturing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is common among high-level athletes. Return to professional athletics usually requires 6-7 months, leaving athletes sidelined. Ways to minimize healing time has been a topic of interest that led researchers to perform … 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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