Monthly Archives: June 2014

Role of platelet-released growth factors in detoxification of reactive oxygen species in osteoblasts

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress can impair fracture healing. To protect against oxidative damage, a system of detoxifying and antioxidative enzymes works to reduce the cellular stress. The transcription of these enzymes is regulated by antioxidant response element (ARE). The nuclear … Continue reading

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One injection of platelet-rich plasma associated to a submaximal eccentric protocol to treat chronic jumper’s knee

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Jumper’s knee is a frequent chronic overuse syndrome of the upper part of the patellar tendon. Platelets contain lots of growth factors which could enhance the healing process of tendons. METHODS: Twenty patients with chronic upper patellar tendinopathy … Continue reading

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Platelet-rich plasma injections for the treatment of refractory Achilles tendinopathy: results at 4 years

Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic Achilles tendinopathy is responsible for a severe reduction in physical performance and persistent pain. There is currently a number of therapeutic options and the local administration of growth factors is an emerging treatment strategy. In particular, platelet-rich … Continue reading

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PURLs: Prolotherapy: A nontraditional approach to knee osteoarthritis

Abstract Dextrose injections into the knee can reduce pain and improve a patient’s quality of life. Read more

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Meniscal repair in vivo using human chondrocyte-seeded PLGA mesh scaffold pretreated with platelet-rich plasma

Abstract The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) pretreatment on a poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) mesh scaffold enhances the healing capacity of the meniscus with human chondrocyte-seeded scaffolds in vivo, even when the seeded … Continue reading

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Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) as a treatment for high ankle sprain in elite athletes: a randomized control trial

Abstract Purpose Syndesmotic sprains are uncommon injuries that require prolonged recovery. The influence of ultrasound-guided injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the injured antero-inferior tibio-fibular ligaments (AITFL) in athletes on return to play (RTP) and dynamic stability was studied. Methods … Continue reading

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Platelet-rich plasma therapy is effective for the treatment of refractory skin ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis

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5° Simpósio Internacional de PRP e Medicina Regenerativa – Las Vegas

Aconteceu nos últimos dias 6 e 7 de junho, o 5° Simpósio Internacional de Plasma Rico em Plaquetas (PRP) e Medicina Regenerativa, em Las Vegas – EUA Read more

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An introduction to application of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in skin rejuvenation

Abstract Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets contained in a small volume of plasma characterized by haemostatic and tissue repairing effects. Tissue repairing effects and being enriched by various kind of growth factors, has made them … Continue reading

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Outcomes of prolotherapy in chondromalacia patella patients: improvements in pain level and function

Abstract We retrospectively evaluated the effectiveness of prolotherapy in resolving pain, stiffness, and crepitus, and improving physical activity in consecutive chondromalacia patients from February 2008 to September 2009. Sixty-nine knees that received prolotherapy in 61 patients (33 female and 36 … Continue reading

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