Prospective Study
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World J Orthop. Jun 18, 2021; 12(6): 423-432
Published online Jun 18, 2021. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v12.i6.423
Has platelet-rich plasma any role in partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament? Prospective comparative study
Juan Pablo Zicaro, Ignacio Garcia-Mansilla, Andres Zuain, Carlos Yacuzzi, Matias Costa-Paz
Juan Pablo Zicaro, Ignacio Garcia-Mansilla, Andres Zuain, Carlos Yacuzzi, Matias Costa-Paz, Knee Division, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1181, Argentina
Author contributions: Zicaro JP and Garcia-Mansilla I designed the study and drafted the manuscript; Zuain A performed the literature review and edited the manuscript; Yacuzzi C, Zicaro JP and Costa-Paz M provided the patient selection and clinical procedures; All authors approved the final draft of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics in Investigation Committee Institutional Review Board (Approval No. 5624).
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflicts of interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Ignacio Garcia-Mansilla, MD, Academic Research, Surgeon, Knee division, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Peron 4190, Buenos Aires 1181, Argentina.
Received: December 30, 2020
Peer-review started: December 30, 2020
First decision: January 24, 2021
Revised: February 18, 2021
Accepted: May 7, 2021
Article in press: May 7, 2021
Published online: June 18, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: This was a prospective comparative study with 40 patients seeking to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma on partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. Prospective analyzed data included physical examination, Tegner activity level and Lysholm and International Knee Documentation Committee scores. Baseline magnetic resonance imaging findings and at 6 mo follow-up were also reviewed.