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Microvascular reconstruction is the state-of-the-art in many fields of defect surgery today. Currently, reconstruction of large bony defects involves harvesting of autologous bone causing donor site morbidity and risk of infection. Specifically, utilizing autologous adipose stem cells (autoASCs), large quantities of cells can be retrieved for cell therapy(More)
Many implants, some made from teflon or silicone, have been used for internal orbital wall reconstruction. Late complications relating to use of such implants have been reported. In this prospective study a polydioxanone (PDS) implant absorbable in vivo was used for internal orbital wall reconstruction. Follow-up involved clinical examination, magnetic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term tissue response and duration of degradation of self-reinforced poly-L-lactide (SR-PLLA) multilayer plates in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mandibular osteotomies in sheep were fixed with SR-PLLA multilayer plates. The animals were followed for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years, after which histologic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the condition of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in patients with different rheumatic diseases, and report correlations between the clinical, radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The 67 patients were divided into four groups: 16 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 15 with mixed connective tissue(More)
Fresh-frozen biopsies were obtained from 61 patients at diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) for study of the prevalence and physical status of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA. The frequency of HPV DNA and genotypes were determined by SPF10 PCR screening with a general probe hybridization and INNO-LiPA HPV genotyping assay. In(More)
On the basis of the register of the Finnish Patient Insurance Association, the aim of this study was to examine malpractice claims for nerve injuries associated with third molar removals and determine whether they are concentrated among specialists, among less experienced dentists, or in certain geographic areas. During 1987-93 there were 139 claims for(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate subjective, clinical and radiographic findings relating to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and spondyloarthropathy (SPA), and to compare the findings with those in age- and sex-matched control subjects. STUDY DESIGN(More)
157 paediatric patients with a total of 220 mandibular fractures were evaluated retrospectively. All patients had been examined with the aid of orthopantomography. 72% of the children had fractures in the condylar region. The patients were divided into four age groups according to the development of the dentition (group A: 0-5 years, B: 6-9 years, C: 10-12(More)
OBJECTIVE A questionnaire was used to investigate the prevalence of self-assessed sensations of painful mouth (PM) and dry mouth (DM) in menopause-aged women. Special attention was paid to the association of the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with oral symptoms. Our hypothesis was that women using HRT have fewer oral symptoms than those who do not(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term clinical and radiologic outcome of nonsurgically treated, dislocated condylar fractures sustained during childhood. PATIENTS AND METHODS Dislocated condylar process fractures were diagnosed in 34 children aged 15 years or younger from 1980 to 1991. Of these, 26 had been treated(More)