By Kay Daugherty and Mary Ann Porucznik
Does science support PRP use in acute soft-tissue injuries?
Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for many years in other medical specialties, it has only recently become popular in orthopaedic applications. Media reports of dramatic “cures” in high-profile athletes have helped fuel interest in PRP, resulting in a voluminous collection of publications. A recent literature search identified nearly 5,000 articles on PRP, more than a quarter of which were published within the last 5 years.