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vol. 32
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Use of platelet-rich plasma in orthopaedics and traumatology

Paweł Niewczas
Andrzej Kotela
Paweł Łęgosz
Katarzyna Pirko-Kotela
Sylwia Sarzyńska
Małgorzata Starczyńska

  1. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Musculoskeletal System, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Department of Manual Therapy, Institute of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
Medical Studies/Studia Medyczne 2016; 32 (1): 63–68
Online publish date: 2016/04/05
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Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of blood platelets suspended in a small volume of plasma, and it can be obtained by centrifuging the patient’s whole blood. It is used in many fields of medicine, including orthopaedics and traumatology. The range of indications for PRP therapy has been extended. The mechanism of action of PRP is based on function of growth factors. The application of PRP can be considered for tendinopathy and enthesopathy treatment, osteoarthritis treatment, muscle and ligament injuries, bone lesion treatment, bone infections and many other diseases. There are no standardised guidelines concerning PRP therapy, and the most efficient and optimal method of PRP preparation is yet to be determined. This article aims to present the opportunities of PRP therapy in orthopaedics and traumatology and evaluate its effectiveness.

traumatology, platelet rich plasma, orthopaedics

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