Platelet Rich Plasma: Postprocedural Considerations for the Sports Medicine Professional

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Abstract

OWING TO A GROWING INTEREST IN TREATMENTS THAT USE THE BODY'S INNATE HEALING MECHANISMS, SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSIONALS ARE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER INDIVIDUALS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES WHO RECEIVED PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP). THIS COLUMN PRESENTS STRATEGIES THAT FOSTER RECOVERY AND HARNESS THE REGENERATIVE POTENTIAL OF PRP. EVIDENCE UNDERPINNING THE IMPACT OF LOADING BIOLOGICAL TISSUES IS PRESENTED TO GUIDE SAFE AND EFFICACIOUS EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION. A COMPANION ARTICLE IN THIS ISSUE DISCUSSES THE SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE SURROUNDING PRP.

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