Category Archives: PRP Athletes

Greek Researchers Publish New PRP Study

Greek researchers compared the healing results of Platelet-rich Plasma injections (PRP) to autologous blood injections in 28 patients with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). These results were recently reported in Prague at the SICTO XXV Triennial World Conference 2011. Athanassios Papanikolaou, … Continue reading

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A Responsible Response

A recent New York Times article questioned various treatments injured athletes may undergo to become healthy. According to the article, treatment options include steroid injections, taping, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) and surgery. The article questioned these methods due to their widespread … Continue reading

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PRP in Tennis Elbow Yields Encouraging Results in Greek Study

Dr. Christos Thanasas of Henry Dunant Hospital in Athens, Greece, published a study in The American Journal of Sports Medicine studying the effects of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) in lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). PRP involves removing a small amount a patient’s … Continue reading

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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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Regenerative Medicine used in hopes of Rejuvenating Bartolo Colon’s Pitching Career

Bartolo Colon is a 37-year-old pitcher for the New York Yankees. Last year, Colon injured ligaments in his throwing elbow and shoulder. The ramifications of such an injury for pitchers in the later years of their careers are potentially¬†devastating.¬†For this … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma helps Rocco’s Elbow

Rocco Mediate is best known in the golfing world for his candid personality and the epic 2008 duel at the US Open against Tiger Woods. Rocco is loved by fans because of his willingness to ink autographs and his continual … 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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