Platelet Rich Plasma

Autologous blood injections have received considerable attention in recent time and are being employed for a variety of indications. Their mechanism of action is to fill or cover a defect and then locally release growth factors which will ini­tiate and maintain wound healing processes. Building on these processes, positive Effects of autologous bllod have been shown for the treatment of tendons, ligaments and cartilage defects. Currently, research is being done to expand these indications by the deliberate addition of cells or supporting biomaterials. This paper elucidates the effect of and indications for the use of autologous blood from the shoulder to the ankle.
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The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) for Achilles and patellar tendinopathy refractory to conventional conservative treatments. For this, we compared the data from 34 patients treated with one or two injections of PRP. Pain, functional ability, athletic recovery and satisfaction of patients were evaluated.
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