Musculoskeletal applications of platelet-rich plasma: Fad or future?

Kenneth S. Lee, John J. Wilson, David P. Rabago, Geoffrey S. Baer, Jon A. Jacobson, Camilo G. Borrero

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to detail the biology of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), critically review the existing literature, and discuss future research applications needed to adopt PRP as a mainstay treatment method for common musculoskeletal injuries. CONCLUSION. Any promising minimally invasive therapy such as PRP deserves further investigation to avoid surgery. Diagnostic imaging outcome assessments, including ultrasound-guided needle precision, should be included in future investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-636
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Lee, K. S., Wilson, J. J., Rabago, D. P., Baer, G. S., Jacobson, J. A., & Borrero, C. G. (2011). Musculoskeletal applications of platelet-rich plasma: Fad or future? American Journal of Roentgenology, 196(3), 628-636.