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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 May;17(10):1411-8.

Reconstruction of severe atrophic jaws with Fresh Frized Bone Allografts: clinical histologic and histomorphometric evaluation.

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U.O.C. Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Complesso Integrato Columbus, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Rehabilitation of maxillary edentulism with implant-supported prostheses has come into common clinical practice. Although autologous bone has osteoinductive, osteoconductive and osteogenetic properties, its use is subject to certain disadvantages such as: Increased morbidity Limited amount of bone harvested from each donor site.

AIM:

The aim of this study is to analyze clinical, histological and histomorphometric results of homologous bone for implantoprosthetic rehabilitation in severe atrophic jaws.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Twenty consecutive patients, 14 female and 6 males, were treated with homologous bone bank. Treatment protocol consist of: first surgycal step, trasversal and vertical volume restore, second surgycal step: screw remove, specimen biopsy and insert implant fixtures.

RESULTS:

Data show that Fresh Frozen Bone Allografts (FFBA) could be a valuable substitute for autologous bone, in as much as histological and histomorphometric results are widely overlapping.

CONCLUSIONS:

Homologous bone is a valuable option for its large availability with a low cost, good versatility, no morbidity at the donor site, shorter surgical time and hospital stay.

PMID:
23740458
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