The biomechanical and histologic effects of platelet-rich plasma on rat rotator cuff repairs.

@article{Beck2012TheBA,
  title={The biomechanical and histologic effects of platelet-rich plasma on rat rotator cuff repairs.},
  author={Jennifer J. Beck and Douglas F. Evans and Pietro M Tonino and Sherri Yong and John J. Callaci},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={2037-44}
}
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff tears are common injuries that are often treated with surgical repair. Because of the high concentration of growth factors within platelets, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has the potential to enhance healing in rotator cuff repairs. HYPOTHESIS Platelet-rich plasma would alter the biomechanical and histologic properties of rotator cuff repair during an acute injury response. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Platelet-rich plasma was produced from inbred… CONTINUE READING
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