Emerging techniques in orthopaedics: platelet-rich plasma.

  title={Emerging techniques in orthopaedics: platelet-rich plasma.},
  author={Mary Atkinson Smith and William T. Smith},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={260-3; quiz 264-5}
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a portion of autologous blood containing concentrated platelets above baseline values, has gained recent popularity in the field of orthopaedics. Many orthopaedic surgeons feel that PRP plays an influential role in enhancing the healing process following soft-issue injuries in patients who have failed conservative management or in patients requiring surgical intervention. Platelet-rich plasma is currently being used to treat acute and chronic tendinopathies in the… CONTINUE READING


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