Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a Treatment for ACHILLES Tendon Tears

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
To review the influence of patient derived PRGF on the healing process of Achilles tendon after a surgical correction of a complete tear.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Achilles Tendon Tear Biological: PRGF Biological: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Autologous platelet-rich matrices may aid in post surgical patients by promoting and accelerating tissue healing because of the release of growth factors including transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) from platelet alpha-granules.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PRP as a Treatment for ACHILLES Tendon Tears - Randomized-Double-Blind-Placebo Control Trail
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Biological: PRGF
injection of 6cc into injured area of tendon
Other Name: platelet-derived preparation rich in growth factors

Placebo Comparator: 2 Biological: placebo
injection of 6 cc of saline into injured area
Other Name: saline 0.9% nacl

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. improvement of symptoms / disease progress [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A complete tear of Achilles tendon
  • Age 18-50 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 18 year of age
  • pregnancy
  • physical or mental disabilities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00731068

Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Omer Mei Dan, Dr Meir Medical Center

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00731068     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000
First Posted: August 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Achilles tendon