Table of Contents
ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 504151, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/504151
Clinical Study

Efficacy and Tolerability of Clarema 1% Cream and Hirudoid 40000 U.APTT Gel in the Topical Treatment of Haematomas and/or Subcutaneous Haematic Extravasations

Sport Medicine and Traumatology Unit, Lucca General Hospital, 55100 Lucca, Italy

Received 12 September 2011; Accepted 17 October 2011

Academic Editors: K. Akeda and A. Combalía

Copyright © 2012 Tiziana Polieri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ninety-six caucasian both-gender patients with haematomas and/or subcutaneous haematic extravasation of traumatic or surgical origin were randomized to receive local treatment (max 10 days) with heparan sulfate cream or glycosaminoglycan-polysulphate (GAGPS) gel. Signs (oedema, disability, and colour of the lesion) and symptoms (pain at rest and at movement) (scored 0–3), the sum of the scores (primary end point), and the size of the lesion were evaluated at the baseline visit and afterwards every 5 days. The rate of the patients completely healed at the end of the study was also recorded. The results of the study showed that heparan sulfate 1% cream was comparable or superior to GAGPS gel in relieving signs and symptoms. No AEs were recorded.