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J Oral Implantol. 2012 Dec;38(6):799-804. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-11-00160.

Indirect osteotome maxillary sinus floor elevation: an update.

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Department of Oral Surgery, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.


The objective was to review publications on indirect osteotome maxillary sinus floor elevation (OMSFE) procedures. Studies published between 1999 and 2010 on patients with a minimum of 1 year of follow-up were analyzed. Fourteen studies were included. Indirect OMSFE is indicated for a bone height of 6-8 mm. More bone height was gained when graft material was used. Schneiderian membrane perforation was the most frequent complication. Survival rates varied between 93.5% and 100%. Osteotome sinus membrane elevation is a predictable and effective procedure for placing implants in areas of the posterior maxilla with low bone height.

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