Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533


Marc Darrow

Marc Darrow
Darrow Stem Cell Institute,
11645 Wilshire Blvd Suite 120, Los Angeles
United States

  • Research
    The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy on Unresolved Wrist Pain
    Author(s): Marc DarrowMarc Darrow

    Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive surgical alternative that uses components from a patient’s own blood to regrow tissue and relieve pain. This study investigated the clinical effect of PRP on unresolved wrist pain as wrist injuries have become leading workplace impairment. Six patients and seven wrists underwent a series of two to four PRP injections for unresolved wrist pain. Outcomes of resting pain, active pain, upper functionality scale, and overall improvement percentage were measured and compared to baseline. The final follow-up was performed a mean of 6.57 months after injection. All patients included in the study experienced decreases in pain and improvement in functionality score at final follow-up. In addition, patients reported a mean of 56.43% total overall improvement. While these results should be considered with caution, this stu.. View More»

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