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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

STARS therapy: "Sandeep's technique for assisted regeneration of skin"


Department of Orthopaedics, J.N. Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sandeep Shrivastava
Department of Orthopaedics, J.N. Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.180688

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Background: The wound management is a huge complex problem consuming billions of dollars. The standard treatment includes advance therapeutics with drugs (such as antibiotics), intense local dressings (such as negative pressure/antimicrobial) and multiple surgical interventions/reconstructions. Such intervention and modalities requires experts and large resources. Still the outcomes are unpredictable and associated with morbidities at donor (otherwise normal) sites. Materials and Methods: The "Sandeep's Technique's for Assisted Regeneration of Skin" (STARS) is therapy for complete healing of wounds with Autologous self activated Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), imparted as local subcutaneous infiltrate in the wound margin, on every 4 th day, till complete repair takes place and local skin regenerates. The wounds are dressed daily/alternate day with only moist saline. It is a Pilot study of patients treated with STARS Therapy treated at Acharya Vinobha Bhave Rural Hospital, J.N.Medical College, Wardha, INDIA. The different types of wounds were acute wounds with exposed deep tissues such tendons and bones; compound fractures; infected wounds; necrotising post surgical flaps and chronic non healing ulcers including diabetic and pressure ulcers. Result: All the wounds healed aby PRP infiltration not requiring any further drugs, complex dressings and surgical reconstruction. Conclusion: It is safe, effective, efficient, and easily reproducible technique with predictable results for even complex wounds in which surgical reconstructions are not possible. This method of treatment is a huge step forward in preservation of resources and prevention of morbidity.


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