Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

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…
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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…
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Non-Unions

  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…
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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%…
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