PRP in Osteoarthritis

posted Apr 16, 2013, 9:05 PM by Arockia Doss
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) holds great promise for patients suffering painful Osteoarthritis (OA). A study by the researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (1) has shown that upto 73% of patients did not show expected progression of OA at one year follow up. 

Another randomized placebo controlled study compared PRP with water and showed the PRP is more effective in pain control than placebo (2).  

1. Brian Halpern, Salma Chaudhury, Scott A. Rodeo, Catherine Hayter, Eric Bogner, Hollis G. Potter, Joseph Nguyen. Clinical and MRI Outcomes After Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Knee OsteoarthritisClinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2012; : 1 DOI:10.1097/JSM.0b013e31827c3846.
2. Patel S, Dhillon MS, Aggarwal S, Marwaha N, Jain A.Treatment with platelet-rich plasma is more effective than placebo for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial.Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):356-64. doi: 10.1177/0363546512471299. Epub 2013 Jan 8.
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