The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma as a biological treatment in the management of gluteal tendinopathy

Mary Jane Fitzpatrick

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Tendinopathy of the gluteal tendons is the most prevalent of all lower limb tendinopathies causing high levels of dysfunction. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is made from autologous whole blood by centrifugation to create a concentrate containing growth factors.
This thesis investigated the biological profile of PRP and it's clinical efficacy for the treatment of gluteal tendinopathy. The outcome showed the cellular and biochemical make-up of the PRP affect the outcome in the management of gluteal tendinopathy; and PRP is effective in the treatment of symptomatic chronic gluteal tendinopathy.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Zheng, Minghao, Supervisor
  • Bulsara, Mahesh, Supervisor
  • McCrory, Paul Robert, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Apr 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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