Platelet-rich fibrin as an adjunct to palatal wound healing after harvesting a free gingival graft: A case series

@inproceedings{Kulkarni2014PlateletrichFA,
  title={Platelet-rich fibrin as an adjunct to palatal wound healing after harvesting a free gingival graft: A case series},
  author={Mihir Kulkarni and Betsy Thomas and Jothi M. Varghese and Giliyar Subraya Bhat},
  booktitle={Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Owing to its stimulatory effect on angiogenesis and epithelialization, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is an excellent material for enhancing wound healing. The use of PRF dressings may be a simple and effective method of reducing the morbidity associated with donor sites of autogenous free gingival grafts (FGGs). The purpose of this case series is to document the beneficial role of PRF in the healing of FGG donor sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 18 patients treated with FGGs… CONTINUE READING