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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2012 May;20(2):177-86, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2012.02.004.

Platelet-rich fibrin matrix for facial plastic surgery.

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Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA. asclafani@nyee.edu

Abstract

Platelets are known primarily for their role in hemostasis, but there is increasing interest in the effect of platelets on wound healing. Platelet isolates such as platelet-rich plasma have been advocated to enhance and accelerate wound healing. This article describes the use of a novel preparation, platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), for facial plastic surgery applications such as volume augmentation, fat transfer supplementation, and as an adjunct to open surgical procedures.

PMID:
22537785
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2012.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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