Angels’ Garrett Richards sees progress in healing elbow

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards is expected to be ready for spring training after the Los Angeles Angels right-hander completed his instructional league work with no problems in his right elbow. Richards had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday, the Angels announced. Richards also was examined by Dr. Steve Yoon, who saw continued healing in […]

Plantar fasciitis. A comparison of treatment with intralesional steroids versus platelet-rich plasma (PRP). A randomized, blinded study.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Many treatment options for plantar fasciitis currently exist, some with great success in pain relief. The objective of our study was to compare the use of intralesional steroids with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), using pain scales and functional evaluation, in patients with plantar fasciitis who did not respond to conservative treatment. METHODS: A controlled, […]

Application of PRP after arthroscopic cuff repair yielded structural, clinical healing

Patients with large rotator cuff tears had superior structural and clinical healing after arthroscopic repair with the application of moderately concentrated platelet-rich plasma, according to study results. “There seems to be a positive healing response after the arthroscopic repair of medium to large size rotator cuff tears by instilling [platelet-rich plasma] PRP over the repaired […]

Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Tendinopathy: Response

Jane Fitzpatrick, MBBS, FACSP⇑, Max Bulsara, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD and Ming Hao Zheng, MD, PhD, FRCPath, FRCPA, Jane Fitzpatrick, MBBS, FACSP (email: jane.fitzpatrick@research.uwa.edu.au). Authors’ Response: We reported “strong evidence that LR-PRP [leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma] improves outcomes in tendinopathy.”2 This meta-analysis was based on the highest level of evidence available in the scientific literature. The Cochrane […]