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Will Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Transform Orthopedics?

Some doctors think P.R.P. can repair tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves, and can even regrow tissue that has been frayed or damaged…

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.newyorker.com

This fascinating article on Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy by David Kohn in The New Yorker .com (Nov 14, 2013) includes:

► The history of how this approach to stubborn, chronic tendon problems and sports injuries came about…

► How star athletes using the therapy for their injuries (and the publicity thereof) has led to an explosion in PRP’s popularity…

► An explanation of the theory of the method and why it may be more complicated than it appears at first glance…

► A look at the controversy, due to lack of FDA approval (doesn’t need it) and a dearth of conclusive scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness…

► As well as Chris Waddell’s touching success story of his recovery from a debilitating Rotator Cuff injury, credited to PRP therapy.


See on Scoop.itTennis Elbow Treatment

See also: Platelet-Rich Plasma For Treating Lateral Epicondylitis: Does It Work?


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