Indian Journal of Dental Research

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: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--46

Platelet-rich fibrin: Evolution of a second-generation platelet concentrate


V Sunitha Raja1, E Munirathnam Naidu2 
1 Department of Periodontics, Meenakshiammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Meenakshiammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, India

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V Sunitha Raja
Department of Periodontics, Meenakshiammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095
India

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a platelet concentrate that has been used widely to accelerate soft-tissue and hard-tissue healing. The preparation of PRP has been described by several authors. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) was first described by Choukroun et al. in France. It has been referred to as a second-generation platelet concentrate, which has been shown to have several advantages over traditionally prepared PRP. Its chief advantages include ease of preparation and lack of biochemical handling of blood, which makes this preparation strictly autologous. This article describes the evolution of this novel platelet concentrate, referred to as PRF.


How to cite this article:
Sunitha Raja V, Munirathnam Naidu E. Platelet-rich fibrin: Evolution of a second-generation platelet concentrate.Indian J Dent Res 2008;19:42-46


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Sunitha Raja V, Munirathnam Naidu E. Platelet-rich fibrin: Evolution of a second-generation platelet concentrate. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];19:42-46
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