The effect of Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery

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Abstract

A torn in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) caused by interference with the proprioceptive function of the knee joint can result in decreased function and other joint structure degradation that ultimately affect to daily activities. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in recent studies to improve the healing of soft tissue injuries because it contains a lot of growth factor. This study was to determine the effect of platelet rich plasma in ACL reconstruction surgery. ACL reconstruction patients either with or without PRP were evaluated with Joint Position Sense (JPS) and Threshold To Detection of Passive Motion (TTDPM) measurements and the results were compared. From this study found 20 patients who had ACL reconstruction performed either with or without PRP. The test results showed statistically significant differences JPS in patients with ACL reconstruction who given PRP and not, at angle of 30° (p=0,037) and 45° (p=0,034). It also obtained a non-significant difference TTDPM in both groups (p=0,172). The conclusion obtained in this study is the addition of platelet rich plasma in patients with ACL reconstruction of knee joint can improve the function of JPS at an angle of 30° and 45°, while the function of TTDPM is not increased significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • ACL reconstruction
  • JPS
  • Knee joint defect
  • Platelet rich plasma
  • TTDPM

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