Role of PRP in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

John S. Georgy, Lawrence P. Lai, Todd P. Stitik, Raj D. Desai, Charles Koon, Sanjay Kumbar, Boqing Chen, Patrick M. Foye

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the many new therapeutic approaches that continues to evolve in the field of general musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, and orthopedic medicine. There has been increasing amount of interest particularly in knee osteoarthritis as it is the most common degenerative disease encountered in clinical practice. PRP injections have been found in the majority of recent clinical studies to be helpful for pain and function. The purpose of this article was to provide the readers with the historical perspective of PRP and the most current literature on the use of PRP for the treatment of knee OA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


  • Intra-articular
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • PRP injections
  • Sports medicine


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