The Role of Fibro-Adipogenic Progenitors in Musculoskeletal Disease

SUMMARY Skeletal muscle consists of heterogeneous cell populations that work in concert to support musculoskeletal homeostasis and regeneration in the context of acute injury and chronic disease. In this past decade, the recently discovered sub-population of muscle resident stem cells known as fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis and regenerative response to a number of … Continued

Platelet-rich plasma in hamstring muscle injuries in professional soccer players. A pilot study

Background. This study evaluated the efficacy of a single injection of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the management of hamstring injuries (grade 2a and 2b according to the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification) in professional soccer players. Methods. Forty professional male soccer players with an acute hamstring injury, verified by MRI, were randomly treated either conservatively … Continued