Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 10 (october 2018) : 1499-1502

A comparative clinical study of partial thickness mesh skin grafts with and without addition of platelet rich plasma in dogs

K. Preethi, V. Gireesh Kumar, K.B.P. Raghavender, D. Pramod Kumar
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, P. V. Narsimharao Telangana Veterinary University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, Telangana, India.
Cite article:- Preethi K., Kumar Gireesh V., Raghavender K.B.P., Kumar Pramod D. (2017). A comparative clinical study of partial thickness mesh skin grafts with and without addition of platelet rich plasma in dogs. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(10): 1499-1502. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3384.
The objective of this study was to reconstruct the skin defects with partial thickness mesh skin grafts and to compare the efficacy of platelet rich plasma along with skin grafting. The present study was performed on ten dogs with twelve wounds which were unamenable to primary closure. All the wounds were reconstructed with partial thickness mesh skin grafting technique in which six wounds were assigned to group–I and remaining were similarly reconstructed followed by injection of platelet rich plasma were assigned to group-II. It was concluded from the present study that, partial thickness mesh skin grafting procedure showed good results for correction of skin defects. The group II wounds showed early primary healing with no difference in graft viability.
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