Role of platelet rich plasma in osteoarthritis knee
Author(s): Dr. Darsh Goyal, Dr. Radhey Sham Garg, Dr. Mohammed Sagy and Dr. Gursagar Deep Singh
Abstract: Worldwide osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. It results from mechanical and biological events that destabilize the normal processes of degradation and synthesis of articular cartilage chondrocytes, extracellular matrix and subchondral bone. These changes include increased water content, decreased proteoglycan content and altered collagen matrix, leading to the degeneration of articular cartilage. There is trend on rise to use platelet rich plasma to promote healing of the degenerated cartilage. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the newer method i.e platelet rich plasma has any significant advantage. The study included a total of 50 cases with individuals ageing greater than 40 years. Patients without evidence of degenerative arthritis and with KL grade 3 and grade 4 were excluded from the study. At 1 month only 14% cases showed excellent, 68% cases showed and. 18% cases showed fair results. At 3 months follow up 16% cases showed excellent, 82% cases showed good and fair results were seen in 2% cases. No case had poor results. At 6 months follow up 16% cases showed excellent, 86% cases showed good and 6% cases showed fair results and no case had poor results. Platlet rich plasma is an excellent method of treatment in early osteoarthritis of knee.
Dr. Darsh Goyal, Dr. Radhey Sham Garg, Dr. Mohammed Sagy and Dr. Gursagar Deep Singh. Role of platelet rich plasma in osteoarthritis knee. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 280-282. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3e.51