Tag Archive | Platelet Rich Plasma

New Clinical Study Of Bio-Engineered Collagen In The Treatment Of Tennis Elbow

New Clinical Study Of Bio-Engineered Collagen In The Treatment Of Tennis Elbow

CollPlant, an Israeli biotech company recently announced the promising results of a clinical trial of their bioengineered collagen product (combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy) in the treatment of Tennis Elbow. The clinical study, which was concluded in August of 2016, was published Nov 26, 2018 in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. First […]

Are Platelet Rich Plasma Injections An Effective Treatment For Lateral Epicondylitis? [Podcast]

Are Platelet Rich Plasma Injections An Effective Treatment For Lateral Epicondylitis? [Podcast]

In this podcast I discuss the pros and cons of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in the treatment of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) and Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow.) Including the following issues: Whether there’s any evidence PRP is an effective treatment, (based on medical studies) Whether it’s worth the price – and the pain afterward (also sometimes […]

What It Means To Treat Injuries With Platelet-Rich Plasma? (Likely Painful For 2 Weeks Afterward, FYI)

What It Means To Treat Injuries With Platelet-Rich Plasma? (Likely Painful For 2 Weeks Afterward, FYI)

Recently, platelet-rich plasma is being used to treat tendon and cartilage injuries. A Dubai orthopaedic specialist talks about the experimental treatment that has risen in popularity after being used by elite athletes such as Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.thenational.ae Dr Harold Vanderschmidt, an Orthopedic Surgeon in Dubai, who has treated […]

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) An Effective Treatment For Tennis Elbow?

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) An Effective Treatment For Tennis Elbow?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and the similar Autologous Blood Injection (ABI) appear to be a promising, new treatment approach to stubborn, chronic tendon injuries, like Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow – But is that just the “hype” talking? In this podcast Allen Willette from Tennis Elbow Classroom discusses the pros and cons of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in […]

Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments As Sports Medicine’s Growth Explodes

Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments As Sports Medicine’s Growth Explodes

The popularity of sports medicine stems from the fact that celebrity athletes, desperate to return after an injury, have been trying unproven treatments, giving the procedures a sort of star appeal. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.nytimes.com After contributing to the publicity-driven explosion in popularity of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) with this article in 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sports/17blood.html The […]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Remains Unproven?

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Remains Unproven?

Pro athletes and duffers alike are trying injections of platelet-rich plasma to treat chronic injuries like tennis elbow. But despite thousands of studies, it’s not clear that the treatment works. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.npr.org This article at NPR.com refers to a study French researchers presented at a conference in Paris: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140611093720.htm They gave two […]

Platelet-Rich Plasma For Treating Lateral Epicondylitis: Does It Work? [Video]

Platelet-Rich Plasma For Treating Lateral Epicondylitis: Does It Work? [Video]

Could Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy be a new Tennis Elbow treatment breakthrough? – Or is it actually an expensive, unproven fad, driven by rock star-athlete publicity and questionable medical studies?