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Zwittnig, K; Mukaddam, K; Vegh, D; Herber, V; Jakse, N; Schlenke, P; Zrnc, TA; Payer, M.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin in Oral Surgery and Implantology: A Narrative Review
TRANSFUS MED HEMOTH. 2023; Doi: 10.1159/000527526
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Mukaddam Khaled
Zwittnig Katharina
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Herber Valentin
Jakse Norbert
Payer Michael
Schlenke Peter
Vegh Daniel Csaba
Zrnc Tomislav

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Background: The application of blood concentrates has gained popularity in dentistry in recent years. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been discussed frequently due to a high content of growth factors and the option of chair-side manufacturing in a simple centrifugation process. PRF is free from adjuvants and inexpensive to produce. The number of studies reporting beneficial effects of PRF in various clinical applications such as alveolar ridge preservation, sinus floor elevation, management and prevention of medical-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, third molar extractions, and guided bone regeneration in dentistry has increased recently. However, to date, neither clinical recommendations nor guidelines are available. The present narrative review aims to summarize the level of evidence on the clinical application of PRF within the field of oral surgery and implantology. Summary: A literature search in Pubmed and Medline has identified 34 articles as a basis for this narrative review. The effectiveness of the clinical application of PRF has been analyzed for five indications within dentistry: medical-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, wisdom tooth extraction, guided bone regeneration, sinus floor elevation, and alveolar ridge preservation. The amount of data for third molar extractions, socket preservation, and guided bone regeneration is extensive. Less data were available for the use of PRF in combination with sinus floor elevations. There is a lack of studies with scientific evidence on PRF and medical-related osteonecrosis of the jaw; however, studies positively impact patient-related outcome measures. Most studies report on beneficial effects when PRF is additionally applied in intrabony defects. There is no evidence of the positive effects of PRF combined with bone graft materials during sinus floor elevation. However, some benefits are reported with PRF as a sole filling material. Key Messages: Many recently published studies show the positive clinical impact of PRF. Yet, further research is needed to ensure the validity of the evidence.

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