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PRP Therapies (Tendons, Joints, Spine)

  • Ajax Yang
  • Corey W. Hunter
  • Tory L. McJunkin
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Abstract

The natural healing passage of tendon, ligament, and connective tissue is often slow and incomplete. This is particularly true when the mechanism of injury is a result of repetitive microtrauma, aging, and vascular compromise. The basis of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is rooted in the powerful bioactive proteins and potent growth factors released by the platelets into plasma to expedite tissues healing and regeneration. As such, PRP holds a promising potential to promote an effective recovery. PRP therapy is especially appealing to individuals that prefer or are unable to undergo more invasive procedures. The scientific principles of PRP are discussed elsewhere in this book. This chapter will mainly focus on the application of PRP in the treatments of joint, tendinous, and spinal pathologies.

Keywords

Platelet-rich plasma PRP Regenerative medicine Osteoarthritis Tendinopathy Degenerative disc disease DDD OA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajax Yang
    • 1
  • Corey W. Hunter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tory L. McJunkin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Ainsworth Institute of Pain ManagementNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Arizona Pain SpecialistsScottsdaleUSA

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