Platelet-rich plasma therapy: a systematic literature review and evidence for clinical use.

@article{Redler2011PlateletrichPT,
  title={Platelet-rich plasma therapy: a systematic literature review and evidence for clinical use.},
  author={Lauren H. Redler and Scott A. Thompson and Stephanie H. Hsu and Christopher S. Ahmad and William N. Levine},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          42-51
        }
}
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood-derived product with an increased concentration of platelets in plasma, which are used to deliver supraphysiological levels of growth factors. Platelet-rich plasma has been used in many fields, including oral, maxillofacial, and plastic surgery. Its use in sports medicine has been increasing after recent evidence and media publicity suggest that it may augment the treatment of muscle strains, as well as tendon and ligament healing. Basic science… CONTINUE READING
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