The Effect of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures: An Experimental Study on Rabbits

Sen B., Guler S., ÇEÇEN B., Kumtepe E., BAĞRIYANIK H. A., ÖZKAL S., ...More

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.33, no.1, pp.94-101, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.15549
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-101
  • Keywords: Achilles tendon, electron microscopy, platelet-rich plasma, tendon healing, tendon rupture, GROWTH-FACTOR, INJECTION, INJURY, ANGIOGENESIS, LIGAMENT, REPAIR, CELLS, BONE, PRP
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Achilles tendon ruptures are characterized by a long recovery period, high re-rupture rate and late return to work. To overcome these difficulties and augment tendon repair, many agents have been used.