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

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.


Published

February 7, 2020

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UCSF MedConnection

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Drew Lansdown, MD

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Dr. Drew Lansdown is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and surgeries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He treats a wide range of conditions, including knee ligament injuries, meniscus and other cartilage injuries, ...

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