By doing this study, researchers hope to find out if platelet rich plasma (PRP) can heal holes in the eardrum as an alternative to surgery.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients who meet criteria for tympanoplasty procedure
  • Willing to comply with the protocol and attend all study visits
  • Able to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who have previously undergone middle ear or lateral skull base surgery
  • Patients who would not qualify for a tympanoplasty
  • Any type of platelet disorder, cancer, or ongoing systemic infection
  • Any type of hemodynamic instability, septicemia, infection, tobacco use, any use of steroids to the ear drums
  • Type I diabetes or other autoimmune pathology

Study Design

Phase 1/Phase 2
Study Type
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
PRP Treatment
Participants receive platelet rich plasma treatment. Participants will be asked to make up to 5 trips to the clinic (one for eligibility, one for the PRP, three follow-up visits). Participation is expected to last up to about 6 weeks. After the second visit and application of PRP, patients will be monitored closely for any complications or concerns. This will include a follow up phone call 3-5 days after the initial application of PRP. Patients will also be followed closely in 2 week intervals or sooner should any problems or concerns arise.
  • Biological: Platelet Rich Plasma
    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.
    Other names:
    • PRP

Recruiting Locations

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas 66160

More Details

University of Kansas Medical Center

Study Contact

Kevin Sykes, PhD


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