We have been using PRGF as an adjunct to bone grafting for about three years. This has been a great leap in the success of bone grafting during oral surgery. Bisphosphonates and related drugs are used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis and some related bone diseases. They are also used intravenously as part of treatment for certain types of cancers.

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When we perform oral surgery, including extractions on patients who are on these drugs, we see a certain percentage complicated with slow or poor healing which can include a type of bone breakdown that we call DRONJ (drug related osteonecrosis of the jaw). A recent study (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71:994-999, 2013) showed significant healing improvement when PRGF was used in extraction sockets on patients who are on these drug regimens. There are many variables that can lead to poor healing, but adding PRGF to the treatment protocol for these patients is relatively easy and inexpensive. The inconvenience and the expense of treatment in cases where we have poor healing or bone break down can be significant. 

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