PRP

Everyone in the field says that at this point PRP is last decade’s technology, more than ready to be replaced by stem-cell therapy, which does much the same thing but better - Elijah Wolfson

PRP

image by: NovaGenix

HWN Suggests

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: Lots of hype, no convincing evidence

Blood therapy, anyone? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections bathe troubled cells in a concentrated mixture made from your own blood. Hopefully this stimulates healing where it is otherwise failing — especially stubborn, slow-motion injuries like tendinitis — but no one really knows for sure yet.

Despite all the not-knowing, it’s easy to pay someone to do this for you these days: extract some of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge to get the platelets, and then pump them back into you. It’s not cheap, but PRP injections have become super popular, particularly with elite athletes (ever the guinea pigs for unproven, expensive new treatments for musculoskeletal injuries). It sounds…

read full article

Resources

 Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: Lots of hype, no convincing evidence

Platelet-rich plasma injections are advertised as an expensive cure-all for sport injuries. The evidence, however, is consistently negative.

OrthoInfo

Even though PRP has received extensive publicity, there are still lingering questions about it...

PRP Seminars

PRP Seminars is dedicated to educating dentists and when it comes to PRP’s uses and its derivatives, setting the record straight. Largely overlooked is that Dr. Arun K. Garg, a bone biology expert, is also the co-discoverer of PRP along with Dr. Robert M. Marx and has the most experience in the field having overseen hundreds of cases.

Introducing Stitches!

Your Path to Meaningful Connections in the World of Health and Medicine
Connect, Collaborate, and Engage!

Coming Soon - Stitches, the innovative chat app from the creators of HWN. Join meaningful conversations on health and medical topics. Share text, images, and videos seamlessly. Connect directly within HWN's topic pages and articles.


Be the first to know when Stitches starts accepting users


Stay Connected