Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-3616
D'ELIA, Caio Oliveira et al. The use of platelet rich plasma enriched with bone marrow aspirate in puddu tibial osteotomy. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2009, vol.44, n.6, pp. 508-512. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162009000600009.
OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed in order to evaluate the use of platelet rich plasma associated to bone marrow aspirate, substituting autologous iliac bone graft in medial opening wedge osteotomy (OWHTO). METHODS: Twenty-five patients were submitted to tibial opening wedge osteotomy, being divided into two groups. Iliac group: 14 patients submitted to OWHTO, using autologous iliac bone graft to fill the gap. PRP group: 11 patients using platelet rich plasma associated to bone marrow aspirate to fill the gap. We evaluated bleeding (hemoglobin and hematocrit levels) and pain (visual analogic scale-VAS), then we compared the groups regarding these variables. RESULTS: Differences between the groups were not found regarding hemoglobin levels (p=0.820) and hematocrit levels (p=0.323). The groups were not different regarding pain measured with VAS (p=0.538). CONCLUSION: The use of platelet rich plasma associated to bone marrow aspirate in medial opening wedge osteotomy did not offer advantages over autologous iliac bone graft regarding bleeding and pain.
Palabras llave : Platelet rich plasma; Osteotomy; Tibia; Bone substitutes.