ISSN 1301 - 0883 | E-ISSN: 2687-5101
Eastern Journal of Medicine
The clinical effect of platelet-rich plasma injections on symptomatic meniscal tears of the knee [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(3): 367-370 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2021.71363

The clinical effect of platelet-rich plasma injections on symptomatic meniscal tears of the knee

Veysel Delen, Levent Ediz, Mahmut Alpaycı
Department Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Yuzuncu Yil University Hospital, Van, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to assess the clinical efficacy of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma injections in symptomatic meniscus tears of the knee.
METHODS: Forty one patients (12 males, 29 females; mean age 38.2±8.37 years; range 21 to 50 years) with meniscal tear included in the study. Lateral patellofemoral approach was used for intra-articular platelet-rich plasma injections. The platelet-rich plasma applications were performed three times one week apart. Patients were evaluated usingVisual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Lequesne Index. Baseline scores were obtained pre-first injection and compared to satisfaction scores one- and four-weeks post-last injections.
RESULTS: Compared with pre-treatment, at post-treatment weeks 1 and 4, both VAS and Lequesne Index scores significantly decreased (p<0.001). Also, compared with post-treatment week 1, at post-treatment week 4, both VAS and Lequesne Index scores significantly decreased (p<0.001).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Our study results suggest that platelet-rich plasma injections improve pain and disability in patients with meniscus tears of the knee.

Keywords: Knee, meniscus, meniscal tear, intra-articular, platelet-rich plasma

Veysel Delen, Levent Ediz, Mahmut Alpaycı. The clinical effect of platelet-rich plasma injections on symptomatic meniscal tears of the knee. Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(3): 367-370

Corresponding Author: Veysel Delen, Türkiye
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