Leon Creaney

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BACKGROUND Growth factor technologies are increasingly used to enhance healing in musculoskeletal injuries, particularly in sports medicine. Two such products; platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and autologous blood, have a growing body of supporting evidence. No previous trial has directly compared the efficacy of these two methods. HYPOTHESIS Growth factor(More)
In recent years there have been rapid developments in the use of growth factors for accelerated healing of injury. Growth factors have been used in maxillo-facial and plastic surgery with success and the technology is now being developed for orthopaedics and sports medicine applications. Growth factors mediate the biological processes necessary for repair(More)
The zero tolerance ban on doping has failed. The second fastest runner ever, the American Tyson Gay, recently tested positive for a banned substance, along with Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. There is evidence of widespread doping across many sports including athletics, tennis, and cycling. Recent evidence from Germany suggests doping(More)
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