Intraoperative Platelet Rich Plasma Usage in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Does It Help?

@inproceedings{Pace2013IntraoperativePR,
  title={Intraoperative Platelet Rich Plasma Usage in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Does It Help?},
  author={Thomas B. Pace and Jonathan L. Foret and Michael J. Palmer and Stephanie Tanner and Rebecca G. Snider},
  booktitle={ISRN orthopedics},
  year={2013}
}
Autologous platelet rich plasma preparations, commonly referred to as platelet gel, have been reported to have benefits when used in total knee replacement of less blood loss and better motion, with few reported complications. This retrospective review of 268 consecutive primary total knee arthroplasty cases compares postsurgical range of motion at 2, 8, and 12 weeks, knee manipulation rates, change in hemoglobin, and complications between one group receiving a platelet gel preparation (135… CONTINUE READING

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