Sandeep Shrivastava, P. Singh C. Mahakalkar, L. Waghmare, Deepti Shrivastava and Shounak Tayde
Department of Orthopaedics, J.N. Medical College, DMIMS (DU) Wardha, India
The wound management is a huge problem. The resource required for wound care specially pertaining to chronic wounds is huge and its estimated that more than 4 million euros are spent annually towards comporting care to 1 type of chronic wound only (i.e. venous ulcers) in UK.
The acute traumatic wounds with skin and tissue losses; chronic wounds which are infected and associated with co-morbidities such as diabetes or pressure sore need continuos meticulous local care (as negative suction therapy), multiple surgical interventions by experts and many drug (antibiotics etc) still the results cannot be predicted.
With the development of regenerative medicine arm modern medicine finds itself with a novel solution for many unanswered problems.
The author have developed a novel protocol with autologous platelet rich plasma interventions towards wound management.
This paper discusses the development of this therapy (STARS) and clinical application of the sameshowcasing the results in variety of wounds.
The outcomes are very encouraging and predictable.
The "STARS" therapy is based on simple way of PRP preparation from autologous blood, which is possible at every medical centre and can be imparted by any qualified health care provider.
It may be the ideal solution which can is biosafe effective efficient affordable and easily accessible.
Perhaps for the first time we would be disclosing a regenerative medicine led solution which has a very wide scope of replicability for a very large problem common to all disciplines of medical sciences.
The therapy abbreviated as "STARS" for Sandeep's Technique for Assisted Regeneration of Skin, can be a milestone in such wound managements.
Keywords: Wounds, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Local Infiltration.