Platelet-Rich Plasma: Myths vs. Reality, Health Effects, and Risks

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Pietro Gentile, MD, PhD (Author) –  Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Science Department, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Series: New Developments in Medical Research

BISAC: MED000000

Target Audience: This book is written by a Plastic Surgeon, and it may be useful in the work of Plastic Surgeon, Regenerative Surgeon, Dermatologist, Biologist

Description:
Damaged tissues may be regenerated using consolidated and innovative strategies represented by the use of growth factors contained in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). The most recent applications of PRP in hair regrowth and in wound healing over the years has led the author and publisher Prof. Pietro Gentile to better investigate, through rigorous scientific studies, the related in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo results in these regenerative fields. This book reports all the latest personal knowledge in the treatment of cartilage, soft and bone tissue defects through PRP, analyzing the health effects, and risks.

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Chapter 1. Application of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Wound Healing and Hair Re-Growth
(Pietro Gentile – Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 2. European And Institutional Rules of PRP
(Pietro Gentile – Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 3. Clinical Application of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma in Androgenetic Alopecia
(Pietro Gentile – Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 4. Platelet-Rich Plasma, Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Biomaterials in Wound Healing
(Pietro Gentile – Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5. Scars Treatment: Clinical Evaluation of Fat Graft Enhanced with Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells
(Pietro Gentile – Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 6. Are Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma Overused in Knee Osteoarthritis Despite Their Unproven Effectiveness?
(E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan – Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, “La Paz” University Hospital, Madrid, Spain)

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