Monthly Archives: April 2014

Considerations for the Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Orthopedics

Abstract The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is expanding to numerous medical fields, including orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The popularity of this new treatment option has prompted a rapid increase in research endeavors; however, the differences in application technique … Continue reading

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The effects of repeated intra-articular PRP injections on clinical outcomes of early osteoarthritis of the knee

Abstract Purpose To assess the outcome of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections into the knee in patients with early stages of osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine whether cyclical dosing would affect the end result. Methods This is a prospective, randomized … Continue reading

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Platelet and growth factor concentrations in activated platelet-rich plasma: a comparison of seven commercial separation systems

Abstract Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. It holds promise for clinical use in areas such as wound healing and regenerative medicine, including bone regeneration. This study characterized the composition of PRP produced by … Continue reading

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Ultrasound-guided Prolotherapy with Polydeoxyribonucleotide Sodium in Ischiofemoral Impingement Syndrome

Abstract Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is an uncommon disorder defined by hip pain caused by the narrowing of the space between the ischial tuberosity and lesser trochanter with associated entrapment of the quadratus femoris muscle. We effectively treated two male patients … Continue reading

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Treatment of advanced stage gonarthrosis with prolotherapy: case report

Abstract INTRODUCTION: This case report aims to discuss the clinical and radiological outcomes of prolotherapy at a patient whom to total knee prosthesis had been planned but surgery couldn’t be performed due to co-morbidities. Read more

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