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Platelet-rich plasma, a source of autologous growth factors and biomimetic scaffold for peripheral nerve regeneration.

Date: November 28, 2016 Abstract INTRODUCTION: In mammals, axons of injured peripheral nerves (PNI) can and do regenerate, but often the functional recovery is incomplete or suboptimal. In recent years, in vivo tissue engineering approaches through molecular intervention and scaffolding are offering promising outcomes. Evidence is accumulating in both preclinical and clinical settings indicating that Platelet-rich...

The healing power of Platelet Rich Plasma

Date: November 15, 2016 Imagine your blood being drawn and placed in a machine. Minutes later, it is injected back to the injured area with a premise that it will heal faster and on its own without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. This is the promise of PRPs, or Platelet Rich Plasma. Considered a breakthrough by...

Platelet Rich Plasma-based Bioactive Membrane as a New Advanced Wound Care Tool.

Date: November 13, 2016 Abstract Chronic skin ulcers, consequence of diabetes and other pathological conditions, heavily compromise the patients’ life quality and represent a high and constantly growing cost for National Health Services. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), has been proposed to treat these lesions. The absence of guidelines for the PRP production and the...

New orthopedic procedures can stem the tide of surgical needs

Date: November 11, 2016 By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com FOLEY — There was a time when, for those dealing with a sports injury or arthritic pain, their only option was an invasive surgical procedure with an often painful recovery. For many, surgery is still the only option, but for others, replacement therapies such as platelet-rich...