84 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing All types of wounds can compromise an individual’s wellbeing, self-image, working capacity, and independence. These financial, social, and physical implications suggest that good wound management is necessary not only for the individual, but also for the community. The science of wound healing is advancing rapidly, particularly as a result of new therapeutic approaches such as laser, skin substitutes, gene therapy, stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP is a storage vehicle of growth factors, which are known to influence bone and soft tissue regeneration. Among the most important advantages of PRP is that it is an autologous product and thus the risk for disease transmission or immunogenic reaction can be eliminated.