Features December 2018 Issue

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet-rich plasma is injected into the injured area or arthritic joint. The procedure often is done under the guidance of ultrasound.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

A promising therapy may be worth trying, but questions remain.

Orthobiologics include substances from one's own body, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell products derived from bone marrow or body fat, and donor products, such as amniotic fluid. Research on most orthobiologics is still in the early stages. The one that has been around the longest is PRP injections, which have become widely available.

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