Intraoperative platelet-rich plasma does not improve outcomes of total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Morishita2014IntraoperativePP,
  title={Intraoperative platelet-rich plasma does not improve outcomes of total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Masayuki Morishita and Kazunari Ishida and Tomoyuki Matsumoto and Ryosuke Kuroda and Masahiro Kurosaka and Nobuhiro Tsumura},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2337-41}
}
This randomized controlled study was conducted to assess the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Forty patients who underwent unilateral TKA were evaluated prospectively; 20 received intraoperative PRP and 20 served as control subjects. The results showed no significant differences in reduction of bleeding, range of motion, swelling around the knee joint, muscle power recovery, pain, Knee Society Scores, and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome… CONTINUE READING
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