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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 15 (2000), No. 6     15. Dec. 2000
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 15 (2000), No. 6  (15.12.2000)

Page 879-882

A Simplified Technique for Producing Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet Concentrate for Intraoral Bone Grafting Techniques: A Technical Note
Sonnleitner, Dietmar / Huemer, Peter / Sullivan, Daniel Y.
A method to produce platelet-rich plasma and platelet concentrate using a double centrifuge technique in combination with the fibrin adhesive Tisseel is described. This technique constitutes the basic mixture for augmenting and improving an inadequate bone site. Also described is a procedure by which autologous bone or bone substitute is added to this mixture to increase the volume of grafting material. Platelet concentrates cause growth factors to be delivered to graft sites in an intense form, while Tisseel serves as a standardized, pharmaceutically manufactured fibrin adhesive.

Keywords: alveolar ridge augmentation, factor XIII, fibrin tissue adhesive, plasmapheresis, platelets