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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Nov;25(4):881-95. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.06.007. Epub 2014 Aug 17.

The role of regenerative medicine in the treatment of sports injuries.

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1
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA; New Jersey Regenerative Institute, 197 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, USA. Electronic address: gmalangamd@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.

Erratum in

  • Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 May;26(2):xix. Nakamurra, Reina [corrected to Nakamura, Reina].

Abstract

Traditional treatment of sports injuries includes use of the PRICE principle (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, physical therapy modalities, and corticosteroid injections. Recent evidence has raised concerns over this traditional treatment approach regarding the use of anti-inflammatories and injectable corticosteroids. More recent treatments, known as regenerative medicine, include platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies. Evidence for their efficacy in a variety of sports injuries has emerged, ranging from tendinopathy and muscle tears to ligament and chondral injuries. This article reviews the literature regarding established treatments for sports injuries and these more innovative treatments.

KEYWORDS:

Biological agents; Cartilage; Ligament; Platelet-rich plasma; Regenerative medicine; Sports injuries; Stem cell therapy; Tendon

PMID:
25442164
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmr.2014.06.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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