A team of researchers set out to investigate the cost-effectiveness of PRP injections in delaying the need for total knee arthroplasty. They reported their findings in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Orthopedists Jason Genin, DO, and Dominic King, DO, discuss the importance of treatment sequencing, which may include platelet-rich plasma injections, and patient education in optimizing joint health.
Recent studies of orthobiologics are a step in the right direction, but Cleveland Clinic orthopedists, Drs. Jason Genin and Dominic King, still await categorical evidence.
Who’s setting the standards for using (and studying) orthobiologics? Cleveland Clinic researchers are — starting with setting protocols for tracking outcomes and devising a system for classifying tendinopathy.
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PRP is emerging as a cost-effective, minimally invasive way to reduce osteoarthritis-associated knee pain and morbidity in the active aging population.