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Vol 52, No 6 (2018) Pages : 469- 474

Effect of platelet-rich fibrin on epidural fibrosis and comparison to ADCON® Gel and hyaluronic acid

Esra DEMİREL, Kadri YİLDİZ, Kenan ÇADİRCİ, Hayati AYGÜN, Eyüp ŞENOCAK, Betül GÜNDOĞDU

Abstract
Objective
In this experimental study, PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin), HA (Hyaluronic Acid) gel and ADCON® Gel were compared in terms of preventing epidural fibrosis.
Methods
Twenty-eight Sprague–Dawley rats (mean weight, 400–450 g) were divided into 4 groups. L3-L4 laminectomy was performed in each group. Following laminectomy, Adcon® Gel, HA gel and PRF were applied onto the surgery site locally in Group 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Group 4 was maintained as control without any local application. After five weeks, L3-L4 vertebrae were removed totally and taken to histopathological evaluation for epidural fibrosis, acute inflammatory cell density, chronic inflammatory cell density, hemorrhage, angiogenesis and new bone formation.
Results
Acute inflammation cell density, angiogenesis, and new bone formation levels were comparable among the study groups (p > 0.05). However, new bone formation was higher in the PRF group. Epidural fibrosis and chronic inflammatory cell density were significantly lower in the PRF group (p < 0.05).
Conclusion
We concluded that PRF contributed to hemostasis and prevented epidural fibrosis.
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Keywords
Epidural fibrosis PRF ADCON gel Hyaluronic acid gel Histological comparison