Use of autologous platelet rich plasma in bilateral olecranon bursitis healing in canine.

A case report


  • Yelica López, PhD. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela
  • Eduard Martínez, Msc. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela
  • Juan Carlos White, Msc. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela


autologous plasma rich platelet, olecranon bursitis, canine


Olecranon bursitis is an articular disorder observed in dogs confined to hard surfaces or suffering repeated trauma on elbow joints. Although olecranon bursitis is a painless cosmetic problem; it can be difficult to resolve and it can concur with some clinical complications, such as infections and fibrosis. Treatments of olecranon bursitis through fluid aspiration and surgery are frequently ineffective approaches, since bursa refilling, bacterial infections, and wound dehiscence are common problems. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood derived plasma fraction rich in platelet and growth factors, which are able to promote tissue repair. PRP has been used for the treatment of soft and hard tissues injuries. In this context, we report a case of chronic bilateral olecranon bursitis healing in a dog treated with autologous platelet rich plasma. Such as, it has been reported in human, and equine, our clinical observations indicates the favorable effect of using PRP in the healing of bursitis in dogs.


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Author Biographies

Yelica López, PhD., Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela

Venezuelan,  Certificate Graduate in Stem Cell Biotechnology, PhD in Anatomy and Physiology. Aggregate Professor in Microscopic Anatomy and Veterinary Embryology, Veterinary Sciences Faculty. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Cabudare-Venezuela

Eduard Martínez, Msc., Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela

Venezolano , Preventive Medicine Specialist. Assistant Professor in Microscopic Anatomy and Veterinary Embriology, Veterinary Sciences Faculty. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Cabudare-Venezuela

Juan Carlos White, Msc., Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela

Venezuelan. DVM. Assistant Professor in Macroscopic Anatomy. Veterinary Sciences Faculty. Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Cabudare-Venezuela


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López, Y., Martínez, E., & White, J. C. (2015). Use of autologous platelet rich plasma in bilateral olecranon bursitis healing in canine.: A case report. Ágora De Heterodoxias, 1(2), 94-107. Retrieved from



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