Hyaluronic acid induces the release of growth factors from platelet-rich plasma
This clinical trial was published in 2016 in Journal of Asia Pac J Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Technol. (IF2016: 0.23) by Japanese specialists. The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of HA on platelets in PRP by measuring releasing growth factors.
The levels of growth factors released by PRP on Day 5 were increased by the addition of HA. A mixture of PRP and HA may be a more effective therapy than PRP or HA alone for osteoarthritis and tendinopathy.