Media coverage of elite athletes using platelet-rich plasma injections could lead the public to mistakenly believe it’s a routine and effective way to treat sports injuries, researchers warn. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been in clinical use for 30 years but efficacy “remains unclear at best” for most conditions, with well-controlled studies showing no benefit ...
PRP media ‘hype’ confusing the public
By Tessa Hoffman
16 Aug 2017