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Volume 14 , Issue 4
July/August 1999

Pages 529535

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors: Preliminary Results of Use in the Preparation of Future Sites for Implants

Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS

PMID: 10453668

This article presents preliminary clinical evidence of the beneficial effect of the use of plasma rich in growth factors of autologous origin. The plasma is obtained from the individual patient by plasmapheresis. The macroscopic and microscopic results obtained with bone regeneration using this technique, which uses no membrane or barrier, can be observed. The incorporation of these concepts can introduce several advantages, including the enhancement and acceleration of bone regeneration and more rapid and predictable soft tissue healing. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999;14:529535) Key words: growth factors, plasma growth factors

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