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General articles by Mark Maffet, M.D.

Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP)

We have been using PRP in sports medicine for a few years. now.  Much debate still continues about it’s effectiveness. It is a treatment that has very little downsids.   It involves taking the patient’s own blood and using centrifuge techniques to separate the platelet elements and plasma.  This separated fraction is felt to have […]

Stem Cells in Sports Medicine

I am asked frequently in my office about stem cells and their potential use in treatment.  There is much buzz in the media world about the use of stem cells in medicine.  I am very interested in stem cells and how they might be used in orthopedics and sports medicine in particular.  Ultimately, I think […]