A new book edited by Chad D. Lavender, M.D., an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, explores novel minimally invasive techniques and technology for treating sports medicine and orthopaedic injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), derived from a patient’s own blood, has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal injuries. The uses and research of PRP are growing in orthopedics, sports medicine and numerous other clinical areas.
Platelet-rich plasma is a form of regenerative medicine. It uses injections of your own blood platelets to help with healing. This treatment hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yet but is offered in the U.S.