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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-27

Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma in the management of chronic low back pain due to facet arthropathy: A case report with 12 months follow-up


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Clinic, MES Medical College and Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram, Kerala, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Correspondence Address:
Samarjit Dey
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Clinic, MES Medical College and Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0008

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Platelet-rich plasma prolotherapy (PRPP) helps to heal the injured tissue. Connective tissue repair is the platelet function that PRPP operates on. Platelet concentrations, when increased in a specific area, stimulate rapid healing. The main focus of PRPP is on the alpha granules, as these structures house all of the growth factors essential to PRPP in inactivated forms. Here, we report a case of lumbar facet arthropathy, which was successfully treated with intra-articular PRP injection. Patient was pain free after 12 months follow-up. We want to highlight that intra-articular PRP injection may be a future potential alternative therapy for facet arthropathy.


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