Preparation Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2011
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Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
to evaluate the influence of PRGF treatment on patient suffering from OA knee

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Biological: PRGF Drug: hyaluronic acid Drug: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Autologous platelet-secreted growth factors (GFs) may have therapeutic effects in osteoarthritis (OA) capsular joints via multiple mechanisms. Our aim is to examine the effect of a platelet-derived preparation rich in growth factors (PRGFs) in OA knee

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PRP as a Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis - Randomized-double-blind-placebo Control Trail.
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Biological: PRGF
intra auricular injection 6mg
Other Name: platelet-derived preparation rich in growth factors
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: hyaluronic acid
20 mg / 2 ml
Other Name: Arthrease
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: placebo
physiological water 3cc + lidocain 3cc
Other Name: seline 0.9% nacl

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvment of symptomes [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 40-75 years old
  • diagnosed Oa of the knee more then 1 year
  • no knee deformation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • mental of physical disabilities
  • pregnancy
  • deformities of the knee

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00728611

Meir Medical Center
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center

Responsible Party: Omer Mei Dan, Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00728611     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000
First Posted: August 6, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Hyaluronic Acid
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents