Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2015, vol. 21, issue 2
Subject Area: Medicine - Orthopedics and Traumatology
Pages: 797-800
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2015212.797
Published online: 26 June 2015

J of IMAB 2015 Apr-Jun;21(2):797-800
Pencho Kossev Corresponding Autor, Tsvetan Sokolov.
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, MHAT Ruse, Bulgaria.

PURPOSE: To show platelet rich plasma (PRP) application of chronic skin wounds and to evaluate the results from the treatment.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 14 patients with problematic skin wounds had been treated at the clinic for a period of five years (from May 2009 to December 2014) with the following patient sex ratio: male patients - 5 and female patients - 9. Average age - 48,5 (30-76). Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - 4, with decubitus ulcers - 6, traumatic - 8, with infection - 5. Based on a scheme developed by us, all cases were treated by administering platelet-rich plasma, derived by PRGF Endoret system. Follow-up period was within 4 - 6 months (4,5 on average).
RESULTS: The results have been evaluated based on the following functional scoring systems - Total wound score, Total anatomic score and Total score (20). The baseline values at the very beginning of the follow-up period were as follows: Total wound score - 12 p.; Total anatomic score - 10 p., Total score - 17 p. By the end of the treatment period the score was 0 p., which means excellent results, i.e. complete healing of the wounds.
CONCLUSION: We believe that the application of PRP may become optimal therapy in the treatment of difficult to heal wounds around joints, bone, subject tendons, plantar surface of the foot, etc., as it opens new perspectives in the field of human tissue regeneration.

Key words: chronic skin wounds, functional scoring systems, platelet rich plasma,

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Kossev P, Sokolov T. Clinical results from the treatment of chronic skin wounds with platelet rich plasma (PRP). J of IMAB. 2015 Jan-Mar;21(2):797-800.

Correspondence to: Assoc. Prof. Pencho Kosev, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, MHAT Ruse; 2, Nezavisimost str., 7002 Ruse, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 07 April 2015
Published online: 26 June 2015

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