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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 45-47

Choukroun’s platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF): A benevolence to surgical and reconstructive dentistry

1 Dental Unit in ARSMH, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Dental College, Latur, Maharashtra, India
3 Theerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Ankit Agarwal
Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_26_20

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Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a stringently autologous fibrin matrix containing a large quantity of platelets (thrombocytes) and leukocyte cytokines. PRF is an upcoming newer treatment modality used to augment healing process and has been in clinical use over the last decade within many disciplines, such as peri-implant defects, periodontal defects, exclusively as grafting material, in treatment of alopecia, orthopedic, oral-maxillofacial and cardiac surgery, and plastic and cosmetic surgeries. Choukroun in 2001 (France) and his coassociates were among the inventors for use of PRF in any reconstructive surgery to encourage and enhance the bone healing. PRF is found better than the previously used PRP (platelet-rich plasma) as it is easier to prepare and apply, cheaper, and there is no need to add bovine thrombin or anticoagulant in it. Thus in the current setup, it is proving to be benevolent to the surgical reconstructive dentistry.

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