The top six items to read about platelet-rich plasma

Orthopedics Today has selected the six most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Benefits in pain relief, function seen with consecutive PRP injections for chronic patellar tendinopathy

During a 2-year follow-up, French researchers discovered multiple ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections into the tendinopathy site significantly improved function and pain scores in professional and semi-professional athletes with chronic patellar tendinopathy. Read more.

Short-term benefits achieved with platelet-rich plasma, dry needling for patellar tendinopathy

Patients with patellar tendinopathy undergoing ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections with dry needling and standardized eccentric exercises have faster short-term improvement compared with patients undergoing dry-needling alone, according to study results. Read more.

Video: Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc, DPs, discusses PRP for cartilage symptoms

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2014, Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc, DPs, offered his thoughts on platelet-rich plasma injections for cartilage symptoms. Click here to watch.

Platelet-rich plasma more effective for treatment of chronic hip bursitis than cortisone, study finds

Platelet-rich plasma showed clinical superiority over cortisone for patients who received treatment for chronic hip bursitis, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons Annual Meeting. Read more.

No improvement in rotator cuff tendon healing seen after injection of autologous conditioned plasma

AMSTERDAM — A study by French investigators showed no difference in tendon healing between tendons injected with the plasma-based substance and those not injected. Read more.

Orthopedists debate efficacy of viscosupplementation after meniscectomy

WAILEA, Hawaii — Although some orthopedists contend viscosupplementation relieves knee cartilage pathology symptoms after arthroscopy and preserves articular cartilage, others hold that such outcomes are inconclusive and that platelet-rich plasma may work better. Read more.

Orthopedics Today has selected the six most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Benefits in pain relief, function seen with consecutive PRP injections for chronic patellar tendinopathy

During a 2-year follow-up, French researchers discovered multiple ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections into the tendinopathy site significantly improved function and pain scores in professional and semi-professional athletes with chronic patellar tendinopathy. Read more.

Short-term benefits achieved with platelet-rich plasma, dry needling for patellar tendinopathy

Patients with patellar tendinopathy undergoing ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections with dry needling and standardized eccentric exercises have faster short-term improvement compared with patients undergoing dry-needling alone, according to study results. Read more.

Video: Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc, DPs, discusses PRP for cartilage symptoms

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2014, Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc, DPs, offered his thoughts on platelet-rich plasma injections for cartilage symptoms. Click here to watch.

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Platelet-rich plasma more effective for treatment of chronic hip bursitis than cortisone, study finds

Platelet-rich plasma showed clinical superiority over cortisone for patients who received treatment for chronic hip bursitis, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons Annual Meeting. Read more.

No improvement in rotator cuff tendon healing seen after injection of autologous conditioned plasma

AMSTERDAM — A study by French investigators showed no difference in tendon healing between tendons injected with the plasma-based substance and those not injected. Read more.

Orthopedists debate efficacy of viscosupplementation after meniscectomy

WAILEA, Hawaii — Although some orthopedists contend viscosupplementation relieves knee cartilage pathology symptoms after arthroscopy and preserves articular cartilage, others hold that such outcomes are inconclusive and that platelet-rich plasma may work better. Read more.