Platelet-rich plasma: New clinical application. A pilot study for treatment of jumper's knee

Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo, Marco Delcogliano, Mirco Lo Presti, Alessandro Russo, Alice Bondi, Alessandro Di Martino, Annarita Cenacchi, Pier Maria Fornasari, Maurilio Marcacci

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Abstract

This study describes a simple, low-cost, minimally invasive way to apply PRP growth factors to chronic patellar tendinosis; 20 male athletes with a mean history of 20.7 months of pain received treatment, and outcomes were prospectively evaluated at 6 months follow-up. No severe adverse events were observed, and statistically significant improvements in all scores were recorded. The results suggest that this method may be safely used for the treatment of jumper's knee, by aiding the regeneration of tissue which otherwise has low healing potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalInjury
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Jumper's knee
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Platelet-rich plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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