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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-123

Platelet-rich growth factor in oral and maxillofacial surgery


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Uma Shanker Pal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Shah Mina Road, King George's Medical University, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.111340

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Platelet-rich growth factor is an innovative regenerative therapy used to promote hard and soft tissue healing. It involves the application of autologous platelet-leukocyte-rich plasma containing growth factors and thrombin directly to the site of treatment. It is the intrinsic growth factors released by activated platelets which are concentrated in a topical gel formula. Clinically, it is an affordable treatment with potentially broad spectrum of applications in maxillofacial surgery especially in the treatment of complex or refractory wounds. The present article reviews its various applications not only in the specialization of oral and maxillofacial surgery but also in regenerative medicine.


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