Influence of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) on Healing of Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2011
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Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the influence of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) on the healing process of medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
MCL Tear Biological: Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) Drug: saline Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Autologous platelet-rich matrices may aid in the healing of ligaments & tendons 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)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of PRGF on Healing of MCL Tear - 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: Tears

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: saline
injection of 6 cc of saline into injured area
Other Name: saline 0.9% NaCl

Experimental: 1
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)
Biological: Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)
injection onto injured area in ligament dose: 3-6mg
Other Name: platelet-derived preparation rich in growth factors

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time and efficiency of healing [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-40 years old
  • diagnosed MCL tear grade 2/3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • mental or physical disabilities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00743886

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

Responsible Party: Omer Mei-Dan, Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00743886     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5000
First Posted: August 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action