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Platelet Rich Growth Factors (PRGF)

1st August 2017 0 comments

What is PRGF® – Endoret® technology?

Platelet Rich Growth Factors – PRGF® technology is based on the activation of the patient’s own platelets for the stimulation and acceleration of tissue healing and regeneration.
Growth factor is a naturally occurring protein capable of stimulating cellular growth and healing.

The latest advances in medicine are increasingly leading to the adoption of new minimally invasive therapies and procedures. In this respect, PRGF®-Endoret® has opened new paths and therapeutic approaches thanks to its accessibility and reparative capacity.

PRGF®-Endoret® is applicable in many fields of medicine, where its high level of efficiency in the regeneration of different tissues has been proven: bone, skin, oral mucosa, tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, cornea, covering all medical specialities such as: oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and even veterinary surgery.

How it works

Platelet rich growth factors are present in your blood. A standard blood draw will be performed before Implant surgery. The blood is then ‘spun’ in a centrifuge which separates the specific proteins necessary for healing and regenerating tissue. After the Implant placement the patient’s own growth factor is applied directly to the area of the wound to accelerate the healing process.

The process of Implantology is invasive and leaves a small wound in the soft connective tissues of the gum and underlying jaw bone. With any wound, the body produces a special set of proteins which act at the site of the wound to stimulate the body’s natural repair process.

Dr Andrew McDonnell has experience of successfully using the PRGF technique alongside Implant therapy and bone remodelling in their oral surgery treatments. In all cases there has been improved healing and bone regeneration.

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