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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;9(2):167-173. doi: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_32_16.

Piezoelectric harvest of osteo-odonto-lamina in modified osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis: A maxillofacial perspective.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.



We describe the piezo-osteotomy feasibility in rehabilitation and harvesting of osteo-odonto lamina in modified osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (MOOKP) surgery. Surgery was evaluated regarding operative technique and success of the keratoprosthesis (KPros) in terms of perception to light (+ve) to finger counting (+ve).

Materials and Methods:

This retrospective cohort study included 12 patients undergone MOOKP surgery procedures. Harvesting of osteo-odonto-lamina was performed using piezosurgical osteotomy during 2007-2012.


The mean follow up was 34 months (range 24-48 months). Of the 12 patients six patients had vision ≥6/12, four patients had vision <6/12, but >6/60 and one patients had vision ≤6/60. KPros was retained and functional in all the eyes after a minimum follow up of 24 months. There was mucosal overgrowth over the optical cylinder occurred in two cases over 4 years follow up which was corrected with trimming. Postoperative complication at donor site was seen in three cases, two cases with exposure of root of adjacent teeth and oro antral fistula in one.


This study suggests that piezoelectric harvest of osteo-odonto-lamina is a valuable surgical option in patients undergoing MOOKP surgery, resulting in high success rate with less complication.


Osteo-odonto lamina; osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis; periodontal ligament; piezo-osteotomy

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