publication . Article . 2015

Effect of platelet-rich plasma and microfracture reparative technique combined in chondral lesions treatment

Pietro Zedde; Sebastiano Cudoni; Pietro Lisai; Mario Fadda; Andrea Fabio Manunta;
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  • Published: 12 Nov 2015 Journal: Journal of Biological Research (issn: 1826-8838, eissn: 2284-0230, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
<jats:p>The microfracture surgery introduced by Stedman despite limitations still represents the most common procedure to repair chondral defects. In recent years other regeneration techniques, such as the implantation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), have been adopted in combination to boost and promote successful outcomes. This study aimed at evaluating clinical and functional results in 60 patients affected by chondral lesions and treated only using the microfracture procedure or in combination with intra-articular PRP infiltration. Patients were sub-divided in 2 groups: 30 were treated with microfracture reparative technique and the remaining 30 microfractures...
free text keywords: Cartilage, Injury, Microfracture, Regeneration, Platelet-rich plasma, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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