Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

Muscle Cell

Skeletal Muscle Healing

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 essential in the healing process if tissue healing including IGF-I, TGF-b, HGF, VEGF, bFGF. Additional adhesive…
Read More
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fascitis

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
Read More

Tennis Elbow

 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 visual analog pain scores (p = 0.0001). Treatment of chronic severe epicondylar pain with buffered platelet…
Read More

Spinal Fusion

   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…
Read More


  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 University School of Medicine DOWNLOAD Fractures of Long Bones: A Report of Six Cases  2. Symphony…
Read More

Ankles, Arms, Legs

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%…
Read More