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Platelet Rich Plasma and Orthopedics: Why, When, and How


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1Arthroscopic Surgery Unit, Hospital Quiron Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2II Clinic - Biomechanics Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1-10, Bologna, Italy

3Department of Orthopaedics Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan


Platelet Rich Plasma and Orthopedics: Why, When, and How

Description

In orthopedics surgery and sports medicine, tissue repair process is a key biological mechanism on which all the surgeons draw. Nevertheless, there are many conditions in this repair process that either do not occur or are somehow hampered. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) assisted treatment is increasingly applied in order to boost or improve the damage environmental tissue. The scientific rationale behind PRP product is the delivery of growth factors cytokines and adhesive proteins which are present in platelet and plasma, as well as other biological active proteins conveyed by the plasma such as fibrinogen, prothrombin, and fibronectin among others.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular mechanisms and biological effects
  • Basic science in tissue repair and regeneration
  • Definition and formulation of PRPs
  • PRPs in tendinopathies
  • How to use PRPs in muscle injury
  • Applications of PRPs in joint tissues: meniscus, ligaments, and cartilage
  • Bone and PRPs: fracture and nonunions
  • Last but not least, nerve regeneration

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 949720
  • - Editorial

Platelet Rich Plasma and Orthopedics: Why, When, and How

Mikel Sánchez | Giuseppe Filardo | Tomokazu Yoshioka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 371746
  • - Review Article

PRP Augmentation for ACL Reconstruction

Luca Andriolo | Berardo Di Matteo | ... | Maurilio Marcacci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 846045
  • - Review Article

New and Emerging Strategies in Platelet-Rich Plasma Application in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Procedures: General Overview on Still Open Questions and Outlook

Francesca Salamanna | Francesca Veronesi | ... | Milena Fini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 542502
  • - Review Article

PRP and Articular Cartilage: A Clinical Update

Antonio Marmotti | Roberto Rossi | ... | Giuseppe M. Peretti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 926481
  • - Research Article

Hyperuricemic PRP in Tendon Cells

I. Andia | E. Rubio-Azpeitia | N. Maffulli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 890630
  • - Review Article

Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Surgery

Mikel Sánchez | Diego Delgado | ... | Sabino Padilla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 537686
  • - Research Article

Are Applied Growth Factors Able to Mimic the Positive Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on the Regeneration of Meniscus in the Avascular Zone?

Johannes Zellner | Christian Dirk Taeger | ... | Peter Angele
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 129515
  • - Review Article

Regenerative Medicine in Rotator Cuff Injuries

Pietro Randelli | Filippo Randelli | ... | Giuseppe Banfi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 630870
  • - Research Article

Platelet Concentration in Platelet-Rich Plasma Affects Tenocyte Behavior In Vitro

Ilaria Giusti | Sandra D’Ascenzo | ... | Vincenza Dolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 249498
  • - Review Article

Clinical Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Patellar Tendinopathy

D. U. Jeong | C.-R. Lee | ... | S. H. Lee
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