Platelet-rich plasma in orthopedics: State of the Art
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) concentrates have become increasingly important in recent years in the treatment of disorders of the locomotor system. The great potential of PRP has also been demonstrated in impressive study results. This therapy is of particular benefit to sportsmen and women because it is a purely biological treatment which can support the regeneration of strained or damaged joints, tendons or muscles. The evidence available today indicates that intraarticular PRP injections have an anti-inflammatory and anabolic effect in both surgical and conservative treatment of osteoarthritis or cartilage damage.