Tooth socket preservation using autologous platelet concentrates

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33 studies were included in this review of the effectiveness of autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) in the preservation of fresh extraction sockets. The studies were mainly small and of less than 6 months duration suggesting a positive effect.

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Periodontal intrabony defect regeneration using platelet-rich plasma

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This review of platelet-rich plasma for intrabony periodontal defects included 21 studies. These were mainly small studies with a marked degree of heterogeneity. They suggest some potential benefits but the findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Painful knee osteoarthritis? What is the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections?

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We come across lots of people who have painful knees due to osetoarthritis. They are always looking for ways to reduce their pain. A relatively new treatment has emerged, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.  PRP is an autologous (where the donor and recipient are the same person) blood product with an elevated platelet concentration. Platelet-derived growth factors regulate [read the full story…]