Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 2818--2822

Effectiveness of autologous PRP therapy in chronic nonhealing ulcer: A 2-year retrospective descriptive study


Muhammed Jaseem, Shana Alungal, Dhiyaneswaran, Jaseem Shamsudeen 
 Department of Orthopedics, Department of General Medicine, Asten Specialty Orthopedic Hospital, Pantheerankav, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhammed Jaseem
Mookkan Makkiyil (H), Kizhakkoth (PO), Koduvally (via), Calicut - 673572, Kerala
India

Context: Chronic nonhealing ulcer is a troublesome condition in patients especially with diabetes. Autologous PRP therapy can safely and effectively heal a chronic nonhealing ulcer in such patients. Aims: To study the effectiveness of autologous PRP therapy in a chronic nonhealing ulcer. Settings and Design: A retrospective descriptive study from previous case records of chronic nonhealing ulcer patients who were treated with autologous PRP therapy at a specialty orthopedic hospital from September 2017 to August 2019. Methods and Materials: Data on patients who presented with chronic nonhealing ulcers of >4 weeks duration who were treated with autologous PRP therapy and followed up for 20 weeks. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 was used to calculate mean. Microsoft Excel was used for preparing the chart. Results: The mean age of patients treated with autologous PRP therapy was 61.24 years, and the follow-up period was 20 weeks. The mean duration of ulcer healing following PRP therapy was 11.25 weeks, 80% of the patient showed ulcer size reduction of >75% following therapy. Conclusions: In this retrospective descriptive study, it has demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of autologous PRP therapy in the healing of chronic nonhealing ulcers.


How to cite this article:
Jaseem M, Alungal S, Dhiyaneswaran, Shamsudeen J. Effectiveness of autologous PRP therapy in chronic nonhealing ulcer: A 2-year retrospective descriptive study.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:2818-2822


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Jaseem M, Alungal S, Dhiyaneswaran, Shamsudeen J. Effectiveness of autologous PRP therapy in chronic nonhealing ulcer: A 2-year retrospective descriptive study. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];9:2818-2822
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