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Regenerative Biological Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

1Ege University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Izmir, Turkey

2Chios Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chios, Greece

3School of Physical Education & Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

4Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens


American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 1, 20-22
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-8-1-4
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

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Onur ORAL, George NOMİKOS, Nikitas NOMIKOS. Regenerative Biological Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2020; 8(1):20-22. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-8-1-4.

Correspondence to: Onur  ORAL, Ege University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Izmir, Turkey. Email: onur.oral@ege.edu.tr

Abstract

Sports injuries may lead to severe consequences for athletes. Many athletes suffer from injuries of skeletal muscle. While these injuries may be minor, they may be quite serious [1]. An athlete needs to train on a regular basis. An injury causes her/his time to be wasted. Similarly, if the athlete is a member of a certain team, the injury affects multiple people. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a quite promising technique with significant potentials. PRP is an autologous blood product used in terms of sports medicine to treat acute and chronic tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries in over 86,000 athletes in the United States on annual basis [2]. PRP is a quite promising technique with significant potentials. It is expected to accelerate the healing process of tendon and ligament related injuries. This is particularly advantageous for athletes [3].

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