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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Precision Assessment of Platelet Rich Plasma for Joint Preservation
Principal Investigator:

Constance R. Chu

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $270,200
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This project addresses a critical clinical need for the VA. Knee pain due to progressive joint degeneration and eventual osteoarthritis (OA) are leading causes of disability, particularly in Veterans who are affected by OA at greater frequency and younger ages than the general population. Knee osteoarthritis is a progressive disease for which current treatment is palliative until complete joint destruction occurs and prosthetic knee replacement is performed. Cortisone injections have been widely...

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