Does PRP help stem cell growth in osteoarthritis?

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Does PRP help stem cell growth in osteoarthritis?



Petrera and colleagues from the University of Toronto reported some interesting findings in the journal, Arthroscopy. They cultured chondrocytes, cartilage cells, obtained from a cow model and supplemented them with either platelet poor plasma or platelet-rich plasma. The chondrocytes cultured with platelet-rich plasma greatly enhanced chondrocyte growth,. In addition, the type of cartilage grown was good quality cartilage as measured by the amount of glycosoaminoglycan content and compressive strength. These qualities are found in hyaline cartilage, the stronger type of cartilage.
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