Monthly Archives: November 2017

Platelet Rich Plasma Supports Proliferation and Re-differentiation of Chondrocytes during In Vitro Expansion

Abstract Articular cartilage regeneration is insufficient to restore sports injuries or defects that can occur from trauma. Treatment options for cartilage repair include autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) by isolation, expansion, and reimplantation of healthy donor chondrocytes. Chondrocyte expansion onto 2D … Continue reading

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Dr Weglein with Dr Stan lam in Hong Kong

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Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid to treat tendinopathies

Abstract Introduction: The treatment of patellar tendinopathies could be difficult. This is the reason why new treatments have been developed, among which platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Some clinical series have previously evaluated the effect of PRP in the treatment … Continue reading

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Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections for symptomatic tendinopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised injection-controlled trials

Abstract Aim To determine the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for symptomatic tendinopathy. Results: A total of 16 randomised controlled trials (18 groups) of PRP versus control were included. Median sample size was 35 patients, a study size that … Continue reading

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Hydrodissection of an Achilles Tendinopathy on a Professional Athlete

Abstract We report a case of Achilles tendinosis that was treated with a high volume, hydrodissection visualized by conventional B-mode ultrasound. Prior MRI revealed a thickened right Achilles tendon with a small defect. Ultrasound examination showed a thickened Achilles tendon … Continue reading

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Platelet rich plasma – A new revolution in medicine

Abstract In the recent years there has been a paradigm shift in consideration of platelets from being just hemostatic cells to actually performing a myrad of diverse functions. The recent use of Platelet Rich Plasma as therapeutic agent is based … Continue reading

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