International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part L (2016)
Efficacy of autologous platelet gel versus conventional dressing in chronic wounds-comparative study using PWAT
Dr. Anil Kumar MS and Dr. Sindhuri K
Chronic wounds are a frequent problem in developing countries and represent a heavy burden to the patient. Platelet extract is known to release various growth factors which include Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which act locally on the wound and hasten the healing process.
Methods: The source of data were patients attending the outpatient on a regular basis or those admitted as inpatients for the management of chronic wounds to the Department of General Surgery, J.S.S.H., Mysore from September 2014 to September 2016. Total of 60 patients were studied;
Results: Autologous platelet gel showed faster and better healing rates. The mean area reduction was statistically significant in the study group. There were no adverse effects or reactions seen with the use of autologous platelet gel among the study group.
Conclusion: This evaluation provides strong evidence that autologous platelet gel dressings provide safe and cost effective method of enhancing the healing rates of chronic wounds, reducing the overall hospital stay and morbidity.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anil Kumar MS and Dr. Sindhuri K. Efficacy of autologous platelet gel versus conventional dressing in chronic wounds-comparative study using PWAT. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(9): 840-844.