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See detailSynovite villonodulaire pigmentée du genou
Smets, Fanny; KURTH, William ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(3), 104-109

This case report is concerned with a 30 year old patient diagnosed with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in the knee. The patient underwent an orthopedic surgical operation to remove the lesions ... [more ▼]

This case report is concerned with a 30 year old patient diagnosed with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in the knee. The patient underwent an orthopedic surgical operation to remove the lesions. PVNS is a rare proliferative disorder, mostly benign and affecting the knee; its aetiology remains unclear. It represents a medical challenge because of non-specific symptoms that delay the diagnosis with a very high rate of recurrence. MRI imaging is necessary to explore the lesions, but the final diagnosis can only be made after anatomopathologic analysis of the excised lesions. When multiple lesions are present, the treatment consists of their excision by arthrotomy, or by arthroscopy if the disease is localized. [less ▲]

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See detailApplications cliniques du plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) dans les lésions tendineuses : revue de la littérature
Smets, Fanny; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg et al

in Science & Sports (2012), 27(3), 141-153

Tendinopathies are common and frequently resisting to actual conservative measures. The aim of this review was to gather the actual knowledge concerning the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in tendon ... [more ▼]

Tendinopathies are common and frequently resisting to actual conservative measures. The aim of this review was to gather the actual knowledge concerning the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in tendon lesion. The interest of this well-known technique, applied since almost 15 years in facial and dental surgery, is growing in the sports world because of its potential ability to treat refractory tendinopathies and to get back quickly a functional use. However, given the relative recent knowledge about PRP in sports medical, the studies could not yet reproduce the beneficial effects obtained in-vitro. Most studies about the subject indeed show an improvement in symptoms after PRP treatment but, because of the many biases introduced, such as the lack of population, the lack of control group or the many different kind of PRP used, the studies cannot be conferred a high level of evidence. Therefore, there is no evidence of formally advise the use of PRP in the treatment of tendinopathy. So the main research field in the close future will have to determine a standard for the manufacture of PRP and the protocols of the future studies in order to be able to compare them. [less ▲]

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