Role of platelet rich plasma in patients of osteoarthritis knee-a prospective study

Abstract

Introduction: In the present study, we evaluated the effects of 2 courses of PRP injections with 3 weeks interval, on patient’s quality of life and functional ability.

Materials and Method: It was a prospective study carried out on 55 patients (14 males & 41 females) in the Department of Orthopedics’, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, and Uttar Pradesh from Sep 2015 to March 2016. Age >40 years, Knee arthralgia (>3 months) and Radiologic evidence of articular damage (grades 1–3 of Kellgren-Lawrence scale) based on knee Osteoarthritis criteria of American College of Rheumatology were enrolled in our study. Two intra-articular injections of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) at 3 weeks interval was given and patient was regularly followed up after 3rd week, 6th week, 3 months & 6 months of the 1st injection

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