Hyaluronic acid induces the release of growth factors from platelet-rich plasma

@inproceedings{Iio2016HyaluronicAI,
  title={Hyaluronic acid induces the release of growth factors from platelet-rich plasma},
  author={Kohei Iio and Ken-ichi Furukawa and Eiichi Tsuda and Yuji Yamamoto and Shugo Maeda and Takuya Naraoka and Yuka Kimura and Yasuyuki Ishibashi},
  booktitle={Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology},
  year={2016}
}
Background/Objective Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) injection are both therapeutic options for osteoarthritis and chronic tendinopathy. Although several comparative studies on the two have been published, the effects of mixing PRP and HA are not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of HA on platelets in PRP by measuring releasing growth factors. Methods PRP was produced from nine healthy adult volunteers (mean age, 32.8 ± 2.9 years… CONTINUE READING
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