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Dr Kevin Yip on the Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Singapore

Does science support PRP use in acute soft-tissue injuries?

Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for many years in other medical specialties, it has only recently become popular in orthopaedic applications. Media reports of dramatic “cures” in high-profile athletes like Tiger Woods have helped fuel interest in PRP, resulting in a voluminous collection […]

Cellular Response to Injury

The ability of fibrochondrocytes within a meniscus to mount a reparative response is dependent in part upon cellular activity. Cytokines and growth factors present during the inflammatory response to injury may promote meniscal healing through enhancement of cell migration, cell division, and the production of extracellular matrix.

While no specific growth factor has been shown […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review

Abstract

In Europe and the United States, there is an increasing prevalence of the use of autologous blood products to facilitate healing in a variety of applications. Recently, we have learned more about specific growth factors, which play a crucial role in the healing process. With that knowledge there is abundant enthusiasm in the application […]