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ACE Report #4900
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Autologous platelet gel not effective in lowering recovery time/pain after toenail surgery


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

The use of autologous platelet gel in toenail surgery: a within-patient clinical trial

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Jul-Aug;49(4):385-9. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2010.04.019. Epub 2010 Jun 3

Contributing Authors: A Cordoba-Fernandez R Rayo-Rosado JM Juarez-Jimenez

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Synopsis

35 patients (70 feet) undergoing bilateral ingrown hallux nail surgery were randomized to receive either autologous platelet gel (APG) or standard treatment care postoperatively in order to determine the efficacy of APG in wound healing. Following evaluations over a 1 month period, results indicated that although patients receiving APG experienced a shorter recovery time and less pain than the con...

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