The aim of this study was reviewed the scientific evidence of the relationship that could exist between the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) after the reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
We performed a systematic using the following key words: platelet rich plasma AND anterior cruciate ligament. Abstracts were screened by a single reviewer. For those studies meeting the eligibility criteria, full-text articles were obtained.
From 127 studies found only 5 articles were included in this systematic review. We found the presence of inflammatory diseases, DM, advanced osteoarthrosis (grade III-IV), previous knee surgeries, malignant diseases, contrast allergy, renal disease and thrombocytopenia.
The use of the platelet rich plasma after the ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon, demonstrates a better autograft recovery in terms of vascularization, bone remodeling and edema decreasing, achieving an earlier autograft homogenization.