Faculty Advisor(s)

Cheryl Nimmo

Document Type

Capstone

Publication Date

6-2017

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© 2017 Sara Cunha

Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, has become increasingly popular for the treatment of orthopedic injuries and symptomatic pain that results from such injuries. By promoting a localized inflammatory response, PRP injections increase blood flow to the injured area and expedite the healing process, thereby leading to pain relief. PRP has the potential to be a key player in the future of pain management. However, current evidence of the impact of PRP on pain relief is controversial. This paper aims to review the most current randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of PRP in pain relief in a variety of orthopedic injuries and diseases.

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Master's capstone

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