Researchers cut through hype on latest joint injection fad

Elite athletes and celebrities are being criticised for hyping platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as an effective treatment for wound healing and rejuvenation.

Media reports of PRP-using sports stars misrepresent the injections as a routine and effective treatment for musculoskeltal injuries when there is little evidence of efficacy, say Australian and Canadian researchers.

After reviewing more than 300 news stories about the technique, which typically costs $300-$500 per injection, they found they relied on anecdotal reports of efficacy and rarely mentioned lack of evidence or