AAOS Now, March 2016
Welcome to Orlando—The City Beautiful
Welcome to the 2016 AAOS annual meeting, and welcome to my home, Orlando. Our meeting promises to educate, inform, and entertain. An estimated 30,000 attendees and exhibitors will soak up the Florida sun and take advantage of an array of educational programs.
Soft Tissues and PRP: An Uneven Record
Proponents of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)—an autologous blood derivative that isolates high concentrations of platelets and is rich in multiple growth factors and cytokines—have touted its use in the treatment of multiple orthopaedic ailments, from fracture healing to tendinopathy. But a closer look at the evidence supporting the use of PRP in soft-tissue injuries shows a more nuanced role for this popular biologic.