Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is under investigation as a therapeutic injectate in a growing number of applications. Its production commonly involves proprietary materials and proprietary centrifuges. Manual PRP production has been described but training efficacy has not been demonstrated. A method to manually produce high quality PRP quickly, inexpensively and consistently, that is easily mastered, would afford the opportunity …
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, and a common site for injury and disease.
By Donna D. Alderman, DO, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Gerald R. Harris, DO, & Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is a proven technique for resolving musculoskeletal pain, but can have limitations if tissue damage is too severe. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy offers a physiologic tool in some of those cases, but this too may more »
ABSTRACT Objectives: Background for use of autologous adipose tissue as a source of adult progenitor (stem) cells for use in Prolotherapy. Present a means of lipoaspiration to harvest adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AD-MSC) and the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) for use in Prolotherapy and regenerative medical applications by non-plastic surgeons. Design: Explain the patented super luer-lok and more »
By Ross A. Hauser, MD, Hilary J. Phillips, & Havil S. Maddela, BS ABSTRACT Meniscus injuries are a common cause of knee pain, accounting for one sixth of knee surgeries. Tears are the most common form of meniscal injuries, and have poor healing ability primarily because less than 25% of the menisci receive a direct blood supply. While surgical more »
By Kristin S. Oliver, MD, MPH & David M. Crane, MD ABSTRACT Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) grafts are growing in popularity in the musculoskeletal arena. This article explains the risks and considerations for using PRP in the clinical setting, in addition to the authors’ method of preparing a PRP graft. This article reviews the basic biology of platelets and more »
By Gary B. Clark, MD, MPA Visions of Regenerations to Come “Sometime between the years 1934 and 1936, a random patient with a random disease visited a random doctor and for the first time in recorded human history had a better than 50:50 chance of benefiting from the encounter.” –Anonymous The above-cited quotation still lies sequestered more »
By Ross A. Hauser, MD & Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD ABSTRACT This article provides the JOP reader with some basic information about Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP. PRP as a Prolotherapy proliferant has become increasingly popular in the pain management field. The basic tenants of PRP preparation and use in the Prolotherapy field are discussed. more »