AAOS Now, September 2010
AAOS endorses back pain guidelines
Critical analysis leads to formal endorsement For the first time ever, the AAOS has endorsed clinical practice guidelines generated by another medical specialty society. At its meeting in June, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the endorsement of the American Pain Society’s Guideline on Management of Low Back Pain.
Update: PRP in Orthopaedics
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been used clinically since the 1970s. Recent advances in methods for PRP preparation and use have made it possible for surgeons to take advantage of this concentrated form of growth factors and cytokines that are naturally present in blood clots. The concept is attractive because the patient’s own blood is used, limiting the potential for disease transmission. This is also a major limitation to the predictability of PRP as a therapeutic modality.