PRP and Stem Cell Injections in Orthopedic Medicine: Hype Versus Reality

Patients are hearing that injections of platelet-rich plasma or stem cells will heal injuries and arthritis, but the evidence is mixed. Orthopedic surgeon Drew Lansdown, MD, explains the formulations, when to consider their use and how to answer your patients’ questions. The UCSF Regenerative Orthopedics Program is a telemedicine consultation service providing the latest information to patients and providers on biologic treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. For more information, contact (415) 353-2808 or



February 7, 2020

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