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Muscle Cell

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Oct, 2013

Skeletal Muscle Healing

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Application of Autologous Growth Factors on Skeletal Muscle Healing Sports medicine is a potential field for autologous platelet therapies as their use can accelerate repair in clinical situations requiring rapid healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets secrete different Growth Factors…

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Oct, 2013

Plantar Fascitis

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1. Growth Factors For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis? By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS Discussing the potential impact of recent literature in rethinking conventional approaches to recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, these authors explore the use of autologous platelet concentrate injections in treating this common condition. DOWNLOAD Growth Factors for Chronic Plantar Fascitis

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Tennis Elbow

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 1. Treatment of Chronic Severe Elbow Tendinosis with Platelet Rich Plasma Podium Presentation - 2005 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting At six months follow-up, patients treated with buffered platelet rich plasma noted an 81% improvement in their…

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Spinal Fusion

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   1. Prospective Randomized Study of Autologous Growth Factors in Lumbar Fusion: Clinical/Radiographic Poster Presentation – 2005 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting The clinical and radiographic data suggest that AGF combined with allograft carrier is an alternative to autograft in a lumbar interbody fusion model. The purpose of the current study is to prospectively evaluate the radiographic and clinical effects of a platelet concentrate-allograft composite (Autologous Growth Factors) compared to…

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Non-Unions

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  1. Autologous Growth Factors Combined with Demineralized Bone Matrix Used as an Alternative to Autograft for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Nonunited Fractures of Long Bones: A Report of Six Cases J. Tracy Watson, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State…

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Ankles, Arms, Legs

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1.  Enhancement of Syndesmotic Fusion Rates in Total Ankle Arthroplasty With the Use of Autologous Platelet Concentrate. Foot & Ankle International. 2005 Jun;26(6):458-61 BACKGROUND: One of the challenges of total ankle arthroplasty continues to be achieving a solid distal fusion of the tibiofibular joint. Delayed union rates of 29% to 38% and the nonunion rates of 9% to 18% for syndesmotic fusion have been documented. The risk of tibial component migration has…

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Peridontal/Maxillofacial

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1. Treatment of Intrabony Defects With Bovine-Derived Xenograft Alone and in Combination With Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Randomized Clinical Trial                              Journal of Peridontology. 2004 Dec;75(12):1668-77 BACKGROUND: In the treatment of periodontal intrabony defects, the benefits of adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to a bone…

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Endoscopic Surgery

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1. Platelet Gel for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery TheAnnals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 2005 Sep;114(9):699-704 OBJECTIVES: New techniques are being utilized to improve outcomes for endoscopic sinus surgery, including newer forms of packing. Platelet gel is an innovative technique that holds many advantages, including comfort, hemostasis, and growth factors that may improve wound healing. This report discusses the theoretical advantages of this packing material and describes the initial results in a cohort…

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Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

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1. Platelet Gel Usage in Cosmetic Surgery William Welsh, MD Presented at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Technologies, January 2000, Orlando, FL Platelet gel has been obtained through a perioperative technique of differential…

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Chronic Wounds

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1. The Use of Autologous Platelet Gel to Treat Difficult-to-Heal Wounds: A Pilot Study Transfusion, 2004 BACKGROUND: Chronic ulcers can benefit from topical treatment with growth factors (GFs). Platelet (PLT) gel provides tissue regeneration-inducing GFs. The aim of this study was to verify the effectiveness of autologous PLT gel in the treatment of nonhealing skin lesions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: PLT gel was produced by treating PLTs with autologous thrombin. Two groups of…

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