PRP in Osteoarthritis treatment

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is defined as a volume of plasma with a platelet concentration higher than the average in peripheral blood. Many basic, preclinical and even clinical case studies and trials report PRP’s ability to improve musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, but paradoxically, just as many conclude it has no effect. The purpose of this narrative review…

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Platelet-rich plasma in osteoarthritis treatment: review of current evidence

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The purpose of this narrative review is to discuss the available relevant evidence that supports the clinical use of PRP in osteoarthritis, highlighting those variables we perceive as critical. Here, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses were used to identify the latest randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing a PRP product as an intra-articular treatment for knee osteoarthritis, compared with an intra-articular control (mostly hyaluronic acid).

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Save patients with ulnar collateral ligament tears from surgery?

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to be effective in treating partial tears of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow in overhead throwing athletes, but it is still unknown whether it has a role in complete tears. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of PRP in treating complete as well as partial UCL tears.

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