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O'Sullivan L;Ní Ríordáin R;
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology And Oral Radiology
Autologous platelet concentrates in oral surgery: protocols, properties, and clinical applications.
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Autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) are a relatively new phenomenon, with initial reports of their regenerative potential published as recently as 1998. Despite their relative infancy, a huge body of evidence exists in support of their capacity to promote osseous and soft tissue regeneration through the physiologic processes of platelet activation and subsequent growth factor release. APCs have transformed many areas of healthcare and are now considered an essential component of the surgical milieu. In this narrative review, we explore the evolution of autologous platelet therapies with a particular emphasis on their contemporary applications in oral surgery, which rather fittingly was the first specialty to report the regenerative potential of APCs.
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