Variability of platelet-rich plasma preparations.

  title={Variability of platelet-rich plasma preparations.},
  author={Ryan P. Russell and John M Apostolakos and Toshiaki Hirose and Mark Cote and Augustus D. Mazzocca},
  journal={Sports medicine and arthroscopy review},
  volume={21 4},
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a clinical treatment for bone, muscle, tendon, and cartilage injury has gained popularity in the field of orthopedic sports medicine. The use of a patient's own blood is an appealing aspect of PRP treatment, as the resulting plasma preparation is considered relatively benign in comparison with more common, potentially caustic treatments such as corticosteroids and anesthetics. Although appealing, the autologous nature of PRP introduces variability to plasma… CONTINUE READING
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