The effects of tissue sealants, platelet gels, and growth factors on wound healing

Anthony E. Brissett, David B. Hom

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Abstract

The improved understanding of wound healing has resulted in the rapid expansion of tissue adhesives, platelet gels, and the use of growth factors. Tissue sealants have been used to close incisions, seal and secure skin flaps, as well as promote hemostasis. Platelet gels have multiple uses that take advantage of their inherent clot-forming ability as well as their potential to release growth factors. Recombinant platelet-derived growth factor has been studied extensively for the treatment of chronic dermal ulcers and shows promise in enhancing wound care. This article will address some recent advancements related to the expanding use of tissue sealants and growth factors to enhance wound healing within the head and neck area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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