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Platelet rich plasma injection grafts for musculoskeletal injuries: a review

Overview of attention for article published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, July 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 292)
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Title
Platelet rich plasma injection grafts for musculoskeletal injuries: a review
Published in
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, July 2008
DOI 10.1007/s12178-008-9032-5
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Authors

Steven Sampson, Michael Gerhardt, Bert Mandelbaum

Abstract

In Europe and the United States, there is an increasing prevalence of the use of autologous blood products to facilitate healing in a variety of applications. Recently, we have learned more about specific growth factors, which play a crucial role in the healing process. With that knowledge there is abundant enthusiasm in the application of concentrated platelets, which release a supra-maximal quantity of these growth factors to stimulate recovery in non-healing injuries. For 20 years, the application of autologous PRP has been safely used and documented in many fields including; orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, wound healing, cosmetic, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery. This article introduces the reader to PRP therapy and reviews the current literature on this emerging treatment modality. In summary, PRP provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing. However, there are few controlled trials, and mostly anecdotal or case reports. Additionally the sample sizes are frequently small, limiting the generalization of the findings. Recently, there is emerging literature on the beneficial effects of PRP for chronic non-healing tendon injuries including lateral epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis and cartilage degeneration (Mishra and Pavelko, The American Journal of Sports Medicine 10(10):1-5, 2006; Barrett and Erredge, Podiatry Today 17:37-42, 2004). However, as clinical use increases, more controlled studies are needed to further understand this treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
India 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 264 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 61 21%
Student > Master 42 15%
Other 34 12%
Student > Postgraduate 30 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 10%
Other 89 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 171 60%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 13%
Unspecified 28 10%
Sports and Recreations 8 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 2%
Other 36 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 37. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2017.
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#420,309
of 12,826,788 outputs
Outputs from Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
#5
of 292 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,723
of 143,220 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
#1
of 16 outputs
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