• Vol. 38 No. 8, 733–734
  • 15 August 2009

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors to Treat Adductor Longus Tear

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Acute tears of the adductor tendons are a rarely reported injury, and the best treatment for this injury is unknown. Options include conservative treatment with rest, analgesia and physiotherapy, or surgical repair.1 However, non-surgical therapy such as physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications and acupressure, may represent significant downtime in athletes with high demands. The increasing use of platelet-rich plasma in orthopaedics thus presents both significant opportunities and questions about the most appropriate use of this therapy in acute muscle tears

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