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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2008 Apr;29(3):182-5.

Surgical considerations in the use of platelet-rich plasma.

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Periodontics Department, Branch Health Clinic, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma is an autologous source of platelet-derived growth factors that enhance surgical soft- and hard-tissue wound healing. Surgeons should be aware of its mechanisms of action and benefits, as well as the controversy regarding its use.

PMID:
18468304
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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