Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2015, Vol 2, Num 3 Page(s): 058-061
Adjuvant platelet-rich plasma after lower extremity revascularization for treatment of foot ulcer: a case report

Seyhan Yılmaz,1 Eray Aksoy,1 Serdar Günaydın2

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adatıp Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey

Keywords: Healing; peripheral artery disease; platelet-rich plasma; wound
In patients with plantar ulcers, both diabetes and peripheral occlusive disease are implicated in the disease process, resulting in diminished blood flow to the extremity and, thereby, interrupting or delaying the wound healing process. The risk of amputation is extremely high in diabetic patients with plantar foot ulcers-related limb ischemia. Herein, we report a diabetic case in whom adjuvant platelet-rich plasma therapy was applied following surgical revascularization of the plantar foot ulcer.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2015.357