Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that has been gaining importance in treating orthopaedic and sports injuries. PRP, in addition to having high concentrations of platelets, has been found to have high concentrations of growth factors. Both of these promote tissue healing and regeneration. As a result, PRP has found applications in musculoskeletal injuries, most commonly in chronic tendinopathy and muscle injury. This article reviews the biological properties, physiological actions, methods of preparation, and uses of PRP.
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Dr Amit Lakkaraju is a musculoskeleltal radiologist with a specialist interest in sports radiology. After training in his junior years in orthopaedics, he did his specialist training in radiology at Leeds.
Amit went on to do a fellowship year in musculoskeletal radiology at Liverpool where he honed his skills in sports imaging and image guided musculoskeletal intervention.
He is currently working in as a consultant radiologist at the Goulburn Valley Imaging Group, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
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