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Old 05-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by drak View Post
PRP alone IMHO, based on a ton of research I have done is unlikely to do much for Osteoarthritis - STEM CELL is where the promese is. think of stem cell as the "seed" for regeneration and PRP the fertilizer. The fertilizer does very little without the seed, PRP alone for tendons and ligaments is great, osteoarthritis is an entirely different animal.
The Hospital for Special Surgery study suggests that PRP alone can halt the progression of knee OA, which would be very significant.

For those with mild OA, PRP may be their best option, considering that stem cell treatments can be much more expensive and are still unproven.
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