PRP viable option for treating cartilage tears?

Research  presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine  in Baltimore concluded that Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a safe and acceptable treatment option for cartilage tears or lesions.

Using PRP therapy to repair cartilage is still relatively experimental, but studies like this show it’s not only safe but also offers a significant improvement in function and quality of life for patients,” said Elizaveta Kon, MD, lead author for the study and Director of Nano-Biotecnology Laboratory at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. “None of the patients treated experienced complications like infection, deep vein thrombosis or fever.