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Wound Healing

Information provided on this website is not intended to make claims that the products are safe and effective for any use other than those explicitly described in the Instructions for Use. Clinicians should refer to the Instructions for Use or Owner's Manuals for complete information on the intended use of any product mentioned in this website.

PROTOCOL: Sample PRP/Platelet Gel Form
Sample form used by clinicians at Carolina Blood Management, Inc. AABB guidelines recommend that clinicians provide documentation for PRP or platelet gel procedures.

RECOMMENDATIONS: 10 Tips for the First Year of a Platelet Gel Program
Tom Hankins, CCP, founder of a platelet gel program that performs 600-700 cases per year at Grant Medical Center, offers advice on beginning a program.

PROTOCOL: Clinical Updates in Platelet Gel: Sports Medicine
Minimally invasive percutaneous debridement with platelet gel protocol from Michael Scarpone, D.O.

ABSTRACT: Use of Platelet Gel and Its Effects on Infection in Cardiac Surgery. JECT 2005;37: 381-386. Trowbridge, et al.
The authors demonstrate a significant reduction of sternal infection in patients receiving platelet gel. The Harvest SmartPRePĀ® 2 delivered the highest platelet concentration and yield compared to other devices.

ABSTRACT: The Efficacy of Autologous Platelet Gel in Pain Control and Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty. International Orthopedics. April 2006. 10.1007/s00264-006-0174z. Gardner, et al.
This study indicates that the application of autologous platelet gel may lead to improved haemostasis, better pain control and a shortened hospital stay.

ABSTRACT: Clinical Impact and Biomaterial Evaluation of Autologous Platelet Gel in Cardiac Surgery. Perfusion 2008; 23: 179-186. Gunaydin S et al.
In a prospective, randomized, 64-patient study, the authors determine that autologous platelet gel was superior to gelatine in its effects on hemostasis, wound healing, and resistance to infection.