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ACE Report #11602
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PRP use in posterolateral lumbar fusion leads to increased rate of CT-assessed union after 2 years


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Platelet-rich plasma enhances bone union in posterolateral lumbar fusion: A prospective randomized controlled trial

Spine J. 2019 Feb;19(2):e34-e40. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.07.167

Contributing Authors: S Ohtori M Yamashita K Yamauchi S Orita K Takahashi J Nakamura H Kamoda M Ito Y Sakuma G Kubota Y Oikawa K Inage T Sainoh J Sato T Suzuki

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Synopsis

62 patients scheduled for one- or two-level posterolateral lumbar fusion were randomized to a local bone autograft with or without the addition of platelet-rich plasma. Patients were assessed for bone fusion on CT, as well as clinical outcome on visual analog scales for back pain, leg pain, and leg numbness. Follow-up was scheduled for the first 2 years after surgery. For bone fusion, union rate a...

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