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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2019, Volume 5 Issue 2

The role of platelet rich plasma in delayed union of long bones

Author(s): Dr. Ravish VN, Dr. Bharath Raju G and Dr. M Venugopal Reddy
Abstract: 
Objective: To assess functional outcome of infiltration of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in delayed union of long bones.
Design: Prospective clinical study with 6 months of follow-up.
Methods: Clinically proven 25 patients of delayed union were included in study according to inclusion and exclusion criteria after getting written and informed consent, treated by autologous PRP infiltration thrice 4 weeks apart, evaluation done clinically as well as radiologically (At baseline and 6 month interval).
Results: Out of twenty five patients, union was achieved in 22 patients (88%) at the end of six months, 2 cases progressed to non-union and one patient was lost for follow-up.
Conclusion: Platelet rich plasma infiltrated locally is effective in the treatment of delayed union of long bone fractures.
Pages: 14-17  |  176 Views  22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ravish VN, Dr. Bharath Raju G and Dr. M Venugopal Reddy. The role of platelet rich plasma in delayed union of long bones. 2019; 5(2): 14-17. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i2a.03