Monthly Archives: July 2017

The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma injections in gluteal tendinopathy – a randomised, double-blind controlled trial comparing a single platelet-rich plasma injection with a single corticosteroid injection.

Abstract: Importance: Gluteus medius/minimus tendinopathy is a common cause of lateral hip pain or greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Objective: There would be no difference in the modified Harris Hip score between a single Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) injection compared to a corticosteroid … Continue reading

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Is osteoarthritis a metabolic disease?

Abstract: Obesity, together with aging and injury, is among the main risk factors for osteoarthritis. Obesity-related osteoarthritis can affect not only the weight-bearing joints, but also the hands, suggesting a role for circulating mediators released by the adipose tissue and … Continue reading

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Synergistic anabolic actions of hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma on cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis therapy.

Abstract: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease associated with tissue inflammation, physical disability and imbalanced homeostasis in cartilage. For advanced treatments, biological approaches are currently focused on tissue regeneration and anti-inflammation. This study was undertaken to evaluate the therapeutic efficacies … Continue reading

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Comparison study between plasma rich in growth factors and platelet-rich plasma for osteoconduction in rat calvaria

Abstract: Objective: Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be rapidly obtained from patient blood. They are a new and potentially useful adjunct in oral and maxillofacial bone repair or regenerative surgery. The aim of this … Continue reading

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Ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip

Abstract: Objective: To assess the safety and symptomatic changes of IA injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in patients with OA of the hip. Methods: Forty patients affected by monolateral severe hip OA were included in the study. Each joint received … Continue reading

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Ultrasound-guided perineural injection with platelet-rich plasma improved the neurophysiological parameters of carpal tunnel syndrome: A case report

Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common and sometimes challenging condition, which causes pain; paresthesia; tingling of the thumb, index and long fingers; and even thenar weakness in the hands. The effectiveness of corticosteroid injections seems to be transient, … Continue reading

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The contribution of leucocytes to the antimicrobial activity of platelet-rich plasma preparations: a systematic review

Abstract: The infection of a wound is one of the major contributors to delays in healing and tissue regeneration. As multi-drug resistance to antibiotics is becoming a serious threat, research in this field has focused on finding new agents and … Continue reading

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High-resolution ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to document tissue repair after prolotherapy: a report of 3 cases

Abstract: High-resolution ultrasound imaging of musculoskeletal tissue is increasing in popularity because of patient tolerability, low cost, ability to visualize tissue in real-time motion, and superior resolution of highly organized tissue such as a tendon. Prolotherapy, defined as the injection … Continue reading

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