Platelet Rich Fibrin
In 2012, Matt was one of the first in New Zealand to utilise Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy in promoting wound healing with less pain and inflammation.
The procedure involves collecting blood and spinning it in a specially designed centrifuge for 12 minutes. The platelets, fibrin and white blood cells then congeal into a jelly-like plug that can be placed into extraction sockets to speed up healing. It can also be flattened into sheets to cover implants or protect the sinus membrane when performing bone grafting.
Matt is fascinated by this process, as it enhances the bodies’ own natural healing cascade following the agitation of the platelets, which release natural chemicals that attract the healing cells of the body to the area.