ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, vol.134, no.3, pp.405-411, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Rotator cuff, Platelet-rich plasma, Rat model, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, 2-YEAR FOLLOW-UP, CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION, GROWTH-FACTORS, CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION, LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, HEALING ENVIRONMENT, FIBRIN MATRICES, SPORTS-MEDICINE
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural concentrate of autologous growth factors now being widely tested in different fields of medicine for its potential in enhancing the regeneration of tissue with low healing potential. However, studies of PRP in enhancing rotator cuff repair have been contradictory, perhaps because of how PRP is administered. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of PRP and compare two different application methods of PRP on rotator cuff healing.