Treating tendons, bones, and cartilage with PRP

By Kaye Daugherty and Mary Ann Porucznik

A report from the AAOS Now PRP Forum

Versions of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) have been used to treat everything from plantar fasciitis to rotator cuff repair. But its effects differ, depending on the musculoskeletal structure and the composition of the PRP itself. Understanding how PRP affects the healing processes of various musculoskeletal tissues is critical to determining the appropriate type of PRP for specific injuries.

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