Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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…

Peridontal/Maxillofacial

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…

Endoscopic Surgery

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…

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

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…

Chronic Wounds

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…

Anti-Microbial Effects of Platelet Gel

1. Antimicrobial Peptides from Human Platelets Infection and Immunity, Dec. 2002, p. 6524–6533 Vol. 70, No. 12 Yi-Quan Tang,  Michael R. Yeaman, and Michael E. Selsted Platelets share structural and functional similarities with…