Can PRP Reduce Pro-Inflammatory Biomarkers Following ACL Injury

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 3, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this single-center, double-blinded randomized control trial with prospective data collection is to assess the ability of platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment to reduce the level of pro-inflammatory synovial fluid biomarkers following an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The study will collect and analyze synovial fluid of patients presenting with an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear with a second synovial fluid sampling at the time of surgery. It will compare synovial fluid biomarker levels between those receiving an intra-articular Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection versus an intra-articular saline injection serving as a control. Post-operative clinical outcomes will also be assessed, including post-operative pain levels, incidence of post-operative knee stiffness and patient reported outcome scores.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture ACL Injury Biological: Platelet Rich Plasma Other: Saline Placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Can Platelet Rich Plasma Reduce the Level of Pro-Inflammatory Synovial Fluid Biomarkers Following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
Actual Study Start Date : September 9, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma will be prepared using Genesis CS EmCyte PurePRP II system.
Biological: Platelet Rich Plasma
Pure PRPII®, leukocyte-poor, platelet rich plasma

Placebo Comparator: Saline Placebo
Unmarked syringe with 5 ml of saline
Other: Saline Placebo
saline solution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. synovial fluid biomarker levels [ Time Frame: 2 Days ]
    The synovial fluid samples obtained at the two time points will be analyzed for the presence of 20 biomarkers using a multiplex bead assay (Milliplex®, Millipore, Billerica MA)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients have suffered an acute ACL tear (initial presentation within 7 days of injury) with or without an associated meniscus injury
  • Patient must undergo ACL reconstruction surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally impaired (e.g, Alzheimer's subjects, dementia, etc.)
  • Younger than 18 years of age
  • Patients who have a multiligamentous injury
  • Patients with underlying inflammatory arthropathies
  • Previous ACL injury and/or reconstruction

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03389685

Contact: Hien Pham 646 501 7223

United States, New York
New York University School of Medicine Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Hien Pham    646-501-7223   
Principal Investigator: Eric Strauss, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Eric Strauss, MD New York University School of Medicine

Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT03389685     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-02038
First Posted: January 3, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Platelet Rich Plasma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries