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Case Studies | Surgery | Oman | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Platelet - Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet - Rich Fibrin (PRF) Clot Dressing in Chronic Wound Management: Two Case Reports
Abstract: Platelet - rich plasma (PRP) and platelet - rich fibrin (PRF) are natural blood components used for cosmetic and medical purposes, including treating conditions such as hair loss, skin wrinkles, tendonitis, and joint injuries. Chronic wounds, such as bed ulcers and diabetic ulcers, present challenging medical issues to treat, significantly impacting patients' quality of life and those responsible for their care. While there have been numerous attempts to utilize PRP and PRF dressings in the management of chronic wounds to enhance the healing process, there remains a scarcity of comprehensive studies on this subject. In this article, we present two cases: Case No.1 involves a post - chemical burn chronic ulcer treated by injecting PRP and applying PRF dressing weekly, resulting in complete healing after three weeks. Case No.2 involves a post - pilonidal sinus abscess incision with a drained cavity, which was treated with PRP injection and PRF clot dressing, achieving complete healing after eight weeks. We prepared PRP and PRF clots in our laboratory by collecting blood samples from our patients and processing them as described above. Based on our study, we recommend that our colleagues consider adopting this technique for managing chronic wounds such as diabetic and bed ulcers.
Keywords: platelet - rich plasma (PRP) and platelet - rich fibrin (PRF) chronic wound management, PRF, PRP, diabetic foot management, bed ulcer management
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 201 - 204