Platelet-rich therapies in the treatment of orthopaedic sport injuries.

  title={Platelet-rich therapies in the treatment of orthopaedic sport injuries.},
  author={Mikel S{\'a}nchez and Eduardo Anitua and Gorka Orive and I{\~n}igo Mujika and Isabel And{\'i}a},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={39 5},
Biomedical sciences have made major advances in understanding how tissues repair, and the signalling mechanisms required to achieve this goal are progressively being dissected. Advances in the understanding of tissue repair mechanisms and the pivotal role of growth factors have stimulated the use of platelet-rich therapies by orthopaedic surgeons and sports physicians, mainly with the aim of stimulating and enhancing tissue healing. Autologous activated platelets retained in fibrin matrices are… CONTINUE READING


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