The use of platelet rich plasma and platelet poor plasma in wound management

The primary goal of the treatment of wound is rapid wound closure and a functional and aesthetically satisfactory scar. Wound healing is a dynamic, interactive process involving soluble mediators, blood cells, extracellular matrix, and parenchymal cells. Recently, the role of growth factors in the healing process has received considerable attention. In this rewiev, the effects of fibrin glue and growth factors released from platelets on wound healing, the methods of platelet­rich plasma preparation and their usage for wound management were mentioned.

Keywords : wound management, platelet rich plasma (PRP), growth factors