Exogenous application of platelet-leukocyte gel during open subacromial decompression contributes to improved patient outcome. A prospective randomized double-blind study.

@article{Everts2008ExogenousAO,
  title={Exogenous application of platelet-leukocyte gel during open subacromial decompression contributes to improved patient outcome. A prospective randomized double-blind study.},
  author={Peter A. M. Everts and Roger J. J. Devilee and Christine Brown Mahoney and Albert van Erp and Cornelis Kees J M Oosterbos and M Stellenboom and Johannes T. A. Knape and Andr{\'e} van Zundert},
  journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={203-10}
}
BACKGROUND Platelet-leukocyte gel (PLG) is being used during various surgical procedures in an attempt to enhance the healing process. We studied the effects of PLG on postoperative recovery of patients undergoing open subacromial decompression (OSD). METHODS PLG was produced from platelet-leukocyte-rich plasma (P-LRP), prepared from a unit of whole blood. Forty patients were included in the study. Self-assessed evaluations, using the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scoring system of… CONTINUE READING

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