Saturday, November 21, 2009

Platelet Rich Plasma and ACL Surgery

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma to augment anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has been much discussed but not well studied until now. In a prospective randomized trial, Nin et al studied allograft ACL surgery with and without PRP.

"We prospectively randomized 100 patients undergoing arthroscopic patellar tendon allograft ACL reconstruction to a group in whom platelet-enriched gel was used (n = 50) and a non-gel group (n = 50). The platelet concentration was 837 x 10(3)/mm(3), and the gel was introduced inside the graft and the tibial tunnel. The use of PDGF, on the graft and inside the tibial tunnel, in patients treated with bone-patellar tendon-bone allografts has no discernable clinical or biomechanical effect at 2 years' follow-up." Read Full Abstract

This is a good example of where PRP may NOT be helpful.

Total Tendon


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