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Category Archives: Surgery
A study published in February, 2010 by Dr. Taco Gosens from the Netherlands, revealed Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections were more effective than cortisone injections for chronic tennis elbow at 1 year follow-up. The controlled trial studied 100 patients with chronic … Continue reading
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
Study Finds Little Benefit in Applying Platelet-Rich Plasma with a Fibrin Matrix to Rotator Cuff Repairs
Expediting the healing of a rotator cuff following surgical repair is of great interest to orthopaedic surgeons. At the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s Speciality Day, hosted in San Diego on February 19th, researchers presented recent findings stating that platelet-rich plasma … Continue reading
Recent athletic, media and clinical hype around Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has furthered the information available about PRP and increased the treatment’s acceptance as a legitimate and viable therapy for certain tendon, ligament and joint injuries. 2011 has already led to breakthrough PRP … Continue reading
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