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wjps 2016, 5(2): 124-132 Back to browse issues page
Use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Complications of Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Pietro Gentile , Barbara De Angelis , Annarita Agovino , Fabrizio Orlandi , Alessandra Migner , Camilla Di Pasquali , Valerio Cervelli
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BACKGROUND

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) constitute a system of tissue growth that can regenerate damaged tissue. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of PRP and HA in treatment of complications of Achilles tendon reconstruction.

METHODS

We selected ten patients affected by Achilles tendon injuries resulting from post-surgical complications subsequent to tenorrhaphy and have treated them with autologous PRP in combination with HA to evaluate the improvement of lesions with wound closure.

RESULTS

The treatment with PRP and HA for post-surgical complications of Achilles tendon was effective in healing and regeneration of soft and hard tissues. The healing time was shortened, and the treated area preserved a satisfying strength in plantar flexion and extension of the ankle, denoting to a decisive improvement in texture and a more rapid healing and a good cutaneous elasticity, with a significant reduction of the costs of hospitalization and the pain already the immediate postoperatively. The functional rehabilitation in terms of deambulation and joint mobility was complete.

CONCLUSION

The treatment we proposed allowed an easier and more rapid wound closure with excellent aesthetic improvement. Furthermore, the minimally invasive technique is well tolerated by patients.

Keywords: Platelet rich plasma, Hyaluronic acid, Achilles tendon, Reconstruction
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2015/05/28 | Accepted: 2016/04/24 | Published: 2016/04/24
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Gentile P, De Angelis B, Agovino A, Orlandi F, Migner A, Di Pasquali C et al . Use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Complications of Achilles Tendon Reconstruction. wjps. 2016; 5 (2) :124-132
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