Year 2012 Vol. 20 No 5




EE Vitebsk State Medical University
The Republic of Belarus

Objectives. To improve the results of complex treatment of patients with posttraumatic chondropathy of the knee joint using in-traarticular injections of platelet-enriched plasma.
Methods. Treatment results of 55 patients who had undergone different traumas of the knee joint with the arthroscopically verified diagnosis posttraumatic chondropathy were studied. Intraarticular injection of platelet-enriched plasma was used in the treatment of 31 patients with posttraumatic cartilage defects in the knee joint. The control group included 24 patients with posttraumatic chondropathy who were not injected platelet-enriched plasma. To evaluate treatment efficacy, besides clinical investigation methods, we used the evaluation scale of outcomes of injuries and diseases of the knee joint KOOS 2 and 6 months after the course of treatment.
Results. The performed research has shown that 6 months after the course of the intraarticular injection of platelet-enriched plasma, the patients were characterized by reliably higher indexes of subscales symptoms (p<0,01), function in daily living (p<0,01), function in sport and recreation (p<0,01) and knee-related quality of life (p<0,01) and summarized index on the KOOS scale (<0,01)if compared with the patients of the control group. We havent revealed any side-effects and complications while applying this method of treatment.
Conclusions. Using platelet-enriched plasma for intraarticular injections permits to improve significantly the indexes of the functional state of the knee joint as well as the life quality of patients with posttraumatic chondropathy. This method is up-to-date, effective and simple in use and is promissory for treatment of the given pathology.

Keywords: knee joint, posttraumatic chondropathy, platelet-enriched plasma
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210023, Respublika Belarus, g. Vitebsk, pr. Frunze, d. 27, UO Vitebskiy gosudarstvennyiy meditsinskiy universitet, kafedra travmatologii, ortopedii i VPH,
Mastyikov Anton Nikolaevich
Information about the authors:
Mastykau A.N. Post-Graduate Student of the Traumatology, Orthopedics and Military-Field Surgery Chair of EE Vitebsk State Medical University.
Deykalo V.P. Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Rector of EE Vitebsk State Medical University.
Balaboshka K.B. Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Traumatology, Orthopedics and Military-field Surgery Chair of EE Vitebsk State Medical University.
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