Platelet Rich Plasma

A graduate of MU-Sofia became “Student of the Year” for the whole country

Dr. Diyan Ganev, who graduated a week ago from the Medical Faculty of MU-Sofia with excellent grades and honors from the academia, yesterday received another valuable certificate – a diploma for the award “Student of the Year” for 2020, informed by MU-Sofia. Dr. Ganev is Sales manager in the Global Regenerative Trade. The graduate of …

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as therapy for cartilage, tendon and muscle damage – German working group position statement

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in regenerative medicine and especially in orthopaedic sport medicine [14, 34, 45]. Basic science studies show many positive effects of PRP in vitro and in vivo on many cells of the musculoskeletal system, e.g. chondrocytes, tenocytes or muscle cells [5, 6, 21, 33, 41]. However, the quality of the available literature remains limited, both …

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Platelet-rich plasma: a ‘feeling’ and ‘hope’ ailing athletes

A number of orthopaedic and sports conditions remain a major therapeutic challenge to orthopaedic surgeons even in this day and age of technological advance. Some of these difficult conditions include plantar fasciitis (chronic pain in the sole of the foot), tennis elbow (chronic pain in the elbow), ligament and muscle injuries (around the knee and other joints) and tendo-achelles (heel) injuries. P

(Featured in NATURE ) Three Biotech Solutions for Knee Repair

If you look very carefully at the C-curved squiggle taking shape on a 3-D printer at Columbia University Medical Center, you just might spot the future of knee repair. Layer by layer, the machine’s tiny needle squirts out a bead of white polymer, matching a virtual blueprint of a meniscus—the semicircular band of tough, fibrous cartilage that serves as the knee’s shock absorber. A bioprinter in the laboratory of Jeremy Mao can churn out three menisci in just under 16 minutes.

(The Lancet) Effect of platelet-rich plasma on healing tissues in acute ruptured Achilles tendon: a human immunohistochemistry study

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), an autologous derivative of whole blood that contains a supraphysiological concentration of platelets, is thought to invoke an earlier and improved tissue healing response. This notion has been supported by in-vitro and animal studies in bone, cartilage, tendon, and muscle. To our knowledge no published study exists of the effects of PRP in human tissues in vivo. The aim of our study was to investigate the response of ruptured Achilles tendon treated with PRP.

When PRP and Dermal Fillers Combine, Magic Happens

ou have probably heard of PRP, as athletes like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant rely upon the injections to help them overcome sports injuries, but PRP now has a far broader use, especially in the realm of cosmetic enhancements. Also known as platelet-rich plasma, PRP is essentially liquid gold obtained from your own body that can be used to reverse unwanted signs of aging and reinvigorate your skin. But when blended with a dermal filler, the true magic of PRP is revealed.

Prospective Clinical Study on Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Combined With Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by prospective clinical study. Methods: Between June 2015 and June 2018, 180 patients with KOA met the inclusion criteria were included in study and randomly allocated to group A (n=60), group B (n=60), and group …

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Is injecting in the Low Back Discs possible?

You will have to log in or register to view the full content. The efficacy of orthobiologics or the use of your body’s own platelets or stem cells to heal orthopedic problems depends on accurate placement. Meaning, injecting something like platelet-rich plasma into your body to heal a tendon requires that the platelets be placed precisely into the part of the tendon which has problems. To achieve that, high-level clinics use both real-time x-ray and ultrasound because each has its benefits and limitations. Let’s dive into why that is and review some new research on injecting discs with ultrasound.

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