Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Learning about Orthobiologics
Posted on November 9, 2017 at 2:03 PM by Thomas Greenwald, MD
Thomas Greenwald, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Today we are going to learn about an up and coming area of orthopedics called Orthobiologics, which is the use of the body’s own biologic capabilities to help facilitate healing and fend off the aging process.
This includes a wide range of technologies such as cell therapy, including stem cells and bone marrow aspirate and platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone grafting materials to stimulate fracture healing, biocartilage to heal joint surface injuries, and resorbable scaffolds for tissue growth in tendon and ligament repairs.
Today, I want to focus on PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is obtained when...