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Title: Patellar Tendon Healing With Platelet-Rich Plasma A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Authors: ALMEIDA, Adriano Marques deDEMANGE, Marco KawamuraSOBRADO, Marcel FaracoRODRIGUES, Marcelo BordaloPEDRINELLI, AndreHERNANDEZ, Arnaldo Jose
Citation: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, v.40, n.6, p.1282-1288, 2012
Abstract: Background: The patellar tendon has limited ability to heal after harvesting its central third. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) could improve patellar tendon healing. Hypothesis: Adding PRP to the patellar tendon harvest site would improve donor site healing and improve clinical outcome at 6 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a patellar tendon graft. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. Methods: Twenty-seven patients were randomly divided to receive (n = 12) or not receive (n = 15) PRP in the patellar tendon harvest site during ACL reconstruction. The primary outcome was magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessment of patellar tendon healing (gap area) after 6 months. Secondary outcomes were questionnaires and isokinetic testing of ACL reconstruction with a patellar tendon graft comparing both groups. Results: Patellar tendon gap area was significantly smaller in the PRP group (4.9 +/- 5.3 mm(2); 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.1-8.8) than in the control group (9.4 +/- 4.4 mm(2); 95% CI, 6.6-12.2; P = .046). Visual analog scale score for pain was lower in the PRP group immediately postoperatively (3.8 +/- 1.0; 95% CI, 3.18-4.49) than in the control group (5.1 +/- 1.4; 95% CI, 4.24-5.90; P = .02). There were no differences after 6 months in questionnaire and isokinetic testing results comparing both groups. Conclusion: We showed that PRP had a positive effect on patellar tendon harvest site healing on MRI after 6 months and also reduced pain in the immediate postoperative period. Questionnaire and isokinetic testing results were not different between the groups at 6 months.
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