Last Friday, Dr. Lutz presented the two-year outcome data on the efficacy of using intradiscal PRP to treat lumbar degenerative disc disease at the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation’s Annual Conference in Broomfield, Colorado.
Dr. Lutz’s findings show that using intradiscal PRP to treat early-stage disc disease resulted in a statistically significant reduction in pain and function in the patients tested. Even more significantly, the results demonstrated a lasting improvement in pain, function, and patient satisfaction 2 years post-treatment in 60% of the patients studied. The subjects in the study include a 14-year old gymnast and 20-year old powerlifter, among others.
The results attest to the potential of intradiscal PRP to sustain long-term improvements in patients suffering from degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine.
Established in 2015, the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to educate physicians and the wider public on the field of interventional orthopedics.
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