Platelet-Rich Plasma Membrane – dentalimplantscostguide.org
is a portion of the patient’s own blood having been manipulated and has been enriched with platelets above the baseline levels. It was used in the OMS field as early as the 1990s. PRPs are prepared from one to a few tubes of the patient’s own blood following a strict aseptic technique. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains and releases through degranulation several growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue to improve wound strength and initiation of callus formation.
The rationale for using PRP is to accelerate vascularization of the graft, improving soft tissue healing, reduce post operative morbidity and enhance bone regeneration. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP have mproved function and decreased symptoms associated with cellular repair (ie post op susceptibility to infection, swelling and pain). Promising results have been shown in the OMS and other branches of medicine.
Dr. Stahl Altamera
Member, Philippine College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons