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Platelet-rich plasma for long bone healing

Mário Lenza, Silvia de Barros Ferraz, Dan Carai Maia Viola, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Mario Ferretti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100023

Objective:To evaluate effectiveness of the use of platelet-rich plasma as coadjuvant for union of long bones.METHODS:The search strategy included the Cochrane Library (via Central) and MEDLINE (via PubMed). There were no limits as to language or publication media. The latest search strategy was conducted in December 2011. It included randomized clinical trials that evaluated the use of platelet-rich plasma as coadjuvant medication to accelerate union of long bones (acute fractures, pseudoarthrosis and bone defects). The outcomes of interest for this […]