American Hip Institute

Editorial Commentary: Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix-Is This Stuff for Real?!

Abstract:The use of biologic augments such as platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin for tendon pathology has skyrocketed within the past 5-7 years amongst orthopaedic patients. Many retrospective series exist with small sample sizes and variable clinical applications. Patient psyche, price of product, and outcomes may be more intimately related than once thought. In this commentary, we briefly review the placebo and psychometric effect of medicine.

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