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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 5, 2008
Last updated: October 23, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
To review the influence of patient derived PRGF on the healing process of Achilles tendon after a surgical correction of a complete tear.

Condition Intervention Phase
Achilles Tendon Tear Biological: PRGF Biological: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

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

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.

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: NCT00731068

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

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00731068     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000
Study First Received: August 5, 2008
Last Updated: October 23, 2013

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Achilles tendon processed this record on August 17, 2017