Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a concentration of platelets and growth-factor-rich fibrin derived from a patient’s own blood. It is a second-generation platelet concentrate technique that provides significant benefits in various oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, including bone grafting.
To create PRF, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and centrifuged without any anticoagulant at a low speed. The centrifugation process separates the blood into layers: a red blood cell layer at the bottom, PRF clot in the middle, and acellular plasma at the top. The middle layer of PRF clot, rich in platelets and fibrin, is used for the procedure.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) offers an innovative approach to enhancing the success of oral surgical procedures. By harnessing the body’s own healing capabilities, PRF significantly improves bone grafting outcomes and recovery times. As with any medical treatment, it’s important to consult with your oral surgeon or dentist to understand the potential benefits and to determine if PRF is the right choice for your specific situation.