A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma, Low-Level Laser Therapy, and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy in Patients with Lower Limb Lymphedema


Akgul A. , Tarakci E. , Arman N. , Civi T. , Irmak S.

LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/lrb.2019.0064
  • Dergi Adı: LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY

Özet

Background: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets characterized by lymphangiogenetic and tissue-repairing effects. Although PRP has been safely used in many different fields, there is no clinical study regarding the use of PRP in lymphedema treatment in humans. We assessed the clinical outcomes of PRP in patients with lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) in a randomized controlled trial.