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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-178

Preparation of platelet-rich fibrin membrane over scaffold of collagen sheet, its advantages over compression method: A novel and simple technique

1 Department of Dermatology, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Sheth V. S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Raju G Chaudhary
Department of Dermatology, Room No. 9, Skin OPD, Sheth V. S. General Hospital, Ellis Bridge, Paldi Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2543-1854.267617

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Introduction: Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is compressed by using various tools to make platelet-rich fibrin membrane (PRFM). Preservation of platelets and plasma content of PRFM depends on the compression method used. To overcome limitations of compression method, we prepared PRFM over scaffold of collagen sheet without using any compression device. Aims and Objective: To prepare PRFM without using any compression device over a scaffold of collagen sheet and to evaluate its efficacy in chronic nonhealing ulcer. Materials and Methods: PRFM was prepared, with minor modification in Choukron’s protocol, over a collagen sheet without using compression device. To study its efficacy and reproducibility, total 15 patients over 18 years of age with chronic, nonhealing ulcers of more than 3 months of various causes were included and patients with active wound infection were excluded. Results: We were able to prepare and reproduce PRFM by our technique. It overcomes the limitations of compression method with comparable efficacy to compression method. Results obtained on comparison at week 0, 3, and 6, by paired t-test, were found to be statistically significant (P < 0.0001). Conclusion: Preparation of PRFM with the method described is easy and reproducible. Use of collagen sheet synergistically improved wound healing.

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