Journal article

e Analysis of Platelet-Rich Plasma Extraction Variations in Platelet and Blood Components Between 4 Common Commercial Kits

Jane Fitzpatrick, Max K Bulsara, Paul Robert McCrory, Martin D Richardson, Ming Hao Zheng

ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been extensively used as a treatment in tissue healing in tendinopathy, muscle injury, and osteoarthritis. However, there is variation in methods of extraction, and this produces different types of PRP. PURPOSE: To determine the composition of PRP obtained from 4 commercial separation kits, which would allow assessment of current classification systems used in cross-study comparisons. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Three normal adults each donated 181 mL of whole blood, some of which served as a control and the remainder of which was processed through 4 PRP separation kits: GPS III (Biomet Biologics), Smart-Prep2 (Harvest Terumo..

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