Evaluating Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Tendonitis
06.04.2009 - By Focus on Sports Medicine
Guest: Allan Mishra, MD
Host: Shira Johnson, MD
The common standard of treatment for tendonitis usually involves cortisone shots, medication, physical therapy and sometimes surgery. Platelet rich plasma, utilized for years to heal bone injuries, is now being examined across the United States as a possible treatment for soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis. Dr. Alan Mishra, an adjunct clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and the director of Total Tendon, joins host Dr. Shira Johnson to discuss his research on platelet rich plasma in this rapidly evolving field.