CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A treatment called platelet-rich plasma is used by famous athletes like Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods to help speed up the healing process for overuse injuries. Now less-serious athletes can take advantage of it's benefits. Orthopedic surgeons at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital are using PRP injections to treat injuries like tendonitis [...]
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Platelet rich plasma versus steroid on lateral epicondylitis: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.reg1admin2017-05-09T10:03:02+00:00
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a common tendinopathy for which an effective treatment is still unknown. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma (PRP) vs steroid in reducing pain and improving function of the elbow in the treatment of LE. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature [...]
Results Six studies involving 177 patients were retrieved and included in the present analysis. A significantly locally increased hair number per cm2 was observed after PRP injections versus control (mean difference (MD) 17.90, 95%CI 5.84-29.95, P=.004). Similarly, a significantly increased hair thickness cross section per 10−4 mm2 (MD 0.22, 95%CI 0.07-0.38, P=.005) favoring PRP group. The [...]
Over the past few weeks, two Mets pitchers—Steven Matz and Seth Lugo—have received PRP injections as part of their treatment of their respective injuries. This article will dive into what PRP injections are and the role they play in a recovery process. What are PRP injections? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections helps the body heal as [...]
Autologous Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma Dermal Injections for Facial Skin Rejuvenation: Clinical, Instrumental, and Flow Cytometry Assessment.reg1admin2017-05-09T09:52:14+00:00
Abstract BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment in dermatology recently proposed for skin rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous pure PRP dermal injections on facial skin rejuvenation, investigating the cellularity of PRP samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients underwent 3 sessions of PRP injection at 1-month intervals. The clinical [...]
Positive Results Through Two Years of Follow-up NEW YORK, April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A clinical study of 49 patients who underwent intradiscal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for low back pain found significant improvements in pain and function through two years of follow-up. Dr. Gregory Lutz, Founder and Medical Director of the Regenerative SportsCare [...]