GCB Article Among the Most Highly Cited in Journal “Platelets.”
Discovering a problem is one thing. Bringing it to light and sharing it with the masses is another. Hopefully this blog post helps in that task. In January 2021, a review titled “Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopedic Surgical Medicine” was published in the journal “Platelets.” Peter Everts, PhD, FRSM, our Program Director here at Gulf Coast Biologics, is among the authors. We are delighted to learn it’s among the most highly cited in the past five years of this highly rated journal, with impact factor 3.862.
The article review explores the need to optimize post-surgical tissue repair strategies that will improve patient outcomes resulting in fewer complications, shorter length of hospital stay, and reducing costs. So, what’s the problem? It’s the same frustration that’s consistently plagued the emerging field of regenerative medicine: a plethora of available products, all with different variations and with no agreed upon standard for treatment. The review also touches on the lack of knowledge among surgeons, from a various medical fields, on the power of biologics and the ways in which they control bleeding and aid in tissue repair post surgery.
Interestingly, when regenerative medicine came about back in early or late 1990’s (depending on the source) PRP was used in the surgical process verses interventional injecting. In fact, that’s where all the modern-day learning about the integration of PRP in orthopedic surgery originated. The tug-of-war between the two may shift back slightly to the surgical side with the emergence of the term Bio-Surgery. If you’ve heard this term before, and are suddenly about to lose your lunch — don’t fret. We can assure you that it’s a new term that only includes the use of human biologics.
Before we give you the link to this review, take a look at when/how Platelet-Rich Plasma integrates with orthopedic surgery. The review gives further detail and other instances in which biologics are used.
To Cite This Review
Peter A. Everts , Albert van Erp , Alfred DeSimone , Dan S. Cohen & Ronald D. Gardner (2021): Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopedic Surgical Medicine., Platelets