This month’s BJSM is hot off the press! Lars Engebretsen and Kathrin Steffen Warm-Up by introducing us to the International Olympic Committee recommendations and discussing the controversy of PRP. In this BJSM issue the IOC consensus group caution the use of PRP in elite athletes as we await the outcomes of robust scientific evidence. It […]
Research in Stretching- A Letter to the Editor
Editor, I recently read the article Jamtvedt et al on whether pre and post stretching prevents injury (1) with interest. I commend the authors for their well-conducted study and would like to comment on two particular issues. First, the authors correctly point out that there was no difference in the primary outcome of all injuries, […]
The PRP debate.
Achilles Tendinopathy is a major clinical problem. Injections with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) improve tissue repair and tendon structure. PRP also increases blood supply to the tendon collagen tissue by stimulating blood vessels to grow. But, what does this mean for patients with Achilles Tendinopathy? What are the functional outcomes: Does it restore the tendon to its pre-injury […]