JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.26, no.5, pp.1495-1499, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Cartilage grafts, cartilage viability, platelet-rich, plasma, HYALURONIC-ACID, GROWTH-FACTORS, RECONSTRUCTION, CHONDROCYTES, RHINOPLASTY, CELLS, PROLIFERATION, AUGMENTATION, SURGICEL, CULTURES
Gazi University Affiliated:
Introduction: Although cartilage grafts are frequently used for structural integrity and volume restoration, one of the main concerns dealing with cartilage grafting is gradual volume loss and unpredictable viability rates of cartilage grafts. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a well known platelet concentrate reported to enhance cartilage repair and stimulates chondrocyte proliferation and matrix biosynthesis. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of subcutaneous PRP injection on improving the viability of cartilage grafts.