The Top 100 Most Cited Articles on Platelet-Rich Plasma Use in Regenerative Medicine—A Bibliometric Analysis—From the ESSKA Orthobiologic Initiative

Anouck Coulange Zavarro, Laura De Girolamo, Lior Laver, Mikel Sánchez, Thomas Tischer, Giuseppe Filardo, Florence Sabatier, Jérémy Magalon
2022 Bioengineering  
Over the past few decades, more and more articles about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) use in regenerative medicine have been published. The aim of this study was to determine which articles have been most influential in this field by identifying and analyzing the characteristics of the 100 most cited articles. Articles on the use of PRP in regenerative medicine were identified via the Thomson ISI Web of Science database. A majority of the articles originated from the USA (36%). The top journal in
more » ... erms of number of articles was American Journal of Sports Medicine (12%). Musculoskeletal system and orthopedics (54%) were the most popular fields of applications. Preclinical studies were the most represented study type, from which only 8 from 46 (17.4%) provided a complete numerical description of the injected product. Analysis showed a time-dependent trend of increasing quality of the clinical studies (p = 0.004), although none of them provided a complete biological characterization of the injected PRP. This study demonstrated that the use of PRP in regenerative medicine is a growing and popular area of research, mainly focused on orthopedic applications. Studies on PRP-derived exosomes, biological characterization, and correlation with clinical results might be areas of future trends.
doi:10.3390/bioengineering9100580 fatcat:dxr5rd47nrgz5pniw2vvj7xwpq