Monthly Archives: November 2013

Corticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy in tennis elbow (lateral epicondylalgia): a survey of current UK specialist practice and a call for clinical guidelines

Abstract Background Tennis elbow is a common condition with a variety of treatment options, but little is known about which of these options specialists choose most commonly. Corticosteroid injections in tennis elbow may reduce pain in the short-term but delay … Continue reading

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The Anti-inflammatory and Matrix Restorative Mechanisms of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Osteoarthritis

Abstract Background: Intra-articular (IA) treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for osteoarthritis (OA) results in improved patient-reported pain and function scores. Purpose: To measure the effects of PRP and high molecular weight hyaluronan (HA) on the expression of anabolic and catabolic … Continue reading

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The Anti-inflammatory and Matrix Restorative Mechanisms of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Osteoarthritis

Abstract Background: Intra-articular (IA) treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for osteoarthritis (OA) results in improved patient-reported pain and function scores. Purpose: To measure the effects of PRP and high molecular weight hyaluronan (HA) on the expression of anabolic and catabolic … Continue reading

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Platelet Rich Plasma and Its Growth Factors: The State of the Art

Abstract This study aims to offer a general idea of the current progress and discussions about the aspects of technical preparation and biological foundation of PRP for clinical application. We seek to gather the best therapeutic indications that have a … Continue reading

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Platelet Rich Plasma Practical Use in Non-Surgical Musculoskeletal Pathology

Abstract Platelet Rich Plasma is a new emerging treatment modality with fantastic potential to heal both in the surgical and non surgical arenas. This chapter focuses on the Non- surgical applications of Platelet Rich Plasma, primarily in the clinic setting. … Continue reading

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The treatment of intractable plantar fasciitis with platelet-rich plasma injection

Abstract BACKGROUND: Whilst most cases of plantar fasciitis can be settled with existing conservative treatment, a few intractable cases can be difficult to resolve. New biologic treatments have been proposed for a variety of soft tissue problems. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the … Continue reading

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