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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Jun;136(6):829-35. doi: 10.1007/s00402-016-2458-0. Epub 2016 May 4.

Pain in donor site after BTB-ACL reconstruction with PRGF: a randomized trial.

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1
Orthopaedic Surgery, Artroscopia G.C., Fundación García-Cugat, Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Pza, Alfonso Comín 5-7, 08023, Barcelona, Spain. roberto6jas@gmail.com.
2
Orthopaedic Surgery, Artroscopia G.C., Fundación García-Cugat, Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Pza, Alfonso Comín 5-7, 08023, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Hospital Vall d'Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain.
4
Veterinarian Surgery University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
5
Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are highly incident injuries in young athletes within our work area. The use of the patellar graft, despite being the treatment of choice, presents post-operative problems such as anterior knee pain, which limits its use and leads to preference being taken for alternative grafts. Our aim was to evaluate if the application of PRGF reduces anterior knee pain in donor site in BTB-ACL reconstruction.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

43 patients were included in the double-blinded and randomized clinical trial comparing two patient groups who underwent ACL reconstruction using patellar tendon graft, comparing anterior knee pain with and without the application of PRGF at the donor site after harvesting the graft.

RESULTS:

The PRGF group showed decreased donor site pain in comparison to the control group, with significant differences in the first two months of follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

The application of PRGF decreased donor site pain compared to the control group.

KEYWORDS:

Anterior knee pain; BTB-ACL reconstruction; Patellar graft; Plasma rich in growth factors

PMID:
27146668
DOI:
10.1007/s00402-016-2458-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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