Platelet-rich plasma in meniscal repair: does augmentation improve surgical outcomes?

  title={Platelet-rich plasma in meniscal repair: does augmentation improve surgical outcomes?},
  author={J. W. Wandby Griffin and Michael M. Hadeed and Brian C Werner and David R. Diduch and Eric Carson and M. Dawn Miller},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={473 5},
BACKGROUND Increased contact stresses after meniscectomy have led to an increased focus on meniscal preservation strategies to prevent articular cartilage degeneration. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has received attention as a promising strategy to help induce healing and has been shown to do so both in vitro and in vivo. Although PRP has been used in clinical practice for some time, to date, few clinical studies support its use in meniscal repair. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We sought to (1) evaluate… CONTINUE READING
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