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Infographic: we need minimum reporting standards for biologics
  1. Iain R Murray1,2,
  2. Andrew D Murray3,4,
  3. Andrew G Geeslin5,
  4. Ewan B Goudie2,
  5. Timothy O White2,
  6. Frank A Petrigliano6,
  7. Robert F LaPrade5
  1. 1 Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3 Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  4. 4 European Tour Golf, Wentworth Drive, Surrey, UK
  5. 5 Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, USA
  6. 6 Department of Orthopaedics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  1. Correspondence to Mr. Iain R Murray, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH10 4SA, UK; Iain.Murray{at}

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Biologic therapies, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells, are now widely used to treat a spectrum of sports injuries without robust clinical evidence of efficacy.1 2 Physicians have a duty to use biologic therapies responsibly, using the best available research evidence to guide treatment decisions for patients. A large number of variables, including processing details, …

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