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Percutaneous Injection Of Autogenous Growth Factors In Patient With Nonunion Of The Humerus. A Case Report.

Author(s): Tomasz Mariusz Bielecki

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Percutaneous injection | growth factor | non union | humerus

We describe a fifty-year old woman with nonunion of humerus who had undergone two unsuccessful operations. Union was obtained by the use of autologous platelet-rich gel (PRG). Platelet concentration rich in growth factors is a novel osteoinductive therapy that could achieve this goal in the treatment of disturbances of bone healing processes. This article reports the efficiency of percutaneous autogenic PRG injection into the humeral diaphyseal nonunion gap as a minimally invasive treatment method offering the advantage of decreased morbidity associated with the classic grafting techniques. According to our knowledge, this is the first report where PRG was used in nonunion treatment.
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