Autologous platelet gel does not have a clinically relevant effect in TKA
Autologous platelet gel in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized studyKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jan;19(1):115-21. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1207-0. Epub 2010 Jul 18
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40 patients scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive adjunctive treatment with autologous platelet gel (APG) or no adjunctive treatment (control) to investigate haemostatic, healing and functional benefits. Throughout the hospital stay, APG use resulted in smaller haematomas, less pain on 3rd day, no wound healing complications, and shorter hospital stay. The f...
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