In this century, there are two mostly practiced techniques for bone regeneration. These are autogenous bone grafting (ABG) and guided bone regeneration (GBR). It was reported in the late 1970s that platelets have a good regenerative effects. Platelets include growth factors that increase vascularization and collagen production by cell mitosis. Recently, most of the studies have indicated that platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a great healing potential for bony and soft tissue that derived from patients own blood. Most beneficial effects of PRF are easily derived directly from patient’s venous blood without any ingredients, and it has a great potential for hard and soft tissue regeneration. PRF has no inflammatory effects and can be used with all kind of graft materials. When used as a membrane, it helps protecting the surgical area to stimulate the healing of soft and bone tissues.
Part of the book: Bone Grafting