Table of Contents
ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 740173, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/740173
Clinical Study

Intraoperative Platelet Rich Plasma Usage in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Does It Help?

Department of Orthopaedics, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC 29605, USA

Received 26 May 2013; Accepted 9 July 2013

Academic Editors: N. Howells and M. Pelzer

Copyright © 2013 Thomas B. Pace et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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