Ulf M E Wikesjö

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BACKGROUND Studies using ectopic rodent, orthotopic canine, and non-human primate models show that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) coated onto titanium surfaces induce local bone formation. The objective of this study was to examine the ability of recombinant human BMP-2 (rhBMP-2) coated onto a titanium porous oxide implant surface to stimulate local(More)
AIM Autogenous bone grafts and bone biomaterials are being used as part of protocols aiming at reconstruction of periodontal defects. There is a limited biologic information on the effect of such materials on periodontal healing, in particular aberrant healing events that may prevent their general use. The objective of this study was, using histological(More)
The native periodontium includes cementum, a functionally oriented periodontal ligament, alveolar bone and gingiva. Pathologic and/or traumatic events may lead to the loss or damage of this anatomical structure. Since the 1970s, a number of procedures have been investigated in an attempt to restore such lost tissues. Numerous clinical trials have shown(More)
Tissue reactions to natural and synthetic braided and monofilament suture materials in gingiva and oral mucosa were studied. A total of 138 sutures made of four commonly used materials were placed in the edentulous ridges and vestibular mucosa of eight beagle dogs. Biopsy specimens including the suture loop and surrounding tissues were obtained after 3, 7,(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional oral/maxillofacial implants reach osseointegration over several months during which the titanium fixtures interact with alveolar bone. The objective of this study was to determine if adsorbing recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) onto a titanium porous oxide (TPO) implant surface might enhance or accelerate local(More)
Wound healing in an incisional wound is a highly predictable process which has been studied extensively hour-by-hour and day-by-day. Healing in a periodontal defect following gingival flap surgery is, conceptually, a more complex process as one wound margin consists of calcified tissue, including the avascular and rigid root surface. Another complicating(More)
This study was designed to evaluate bone formation and reosseointegration following surgical implantation of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in peri-implantitis defects. Hydroxyapatite-coated dental implants were placed bilaterally in the mandibular and maxillary premolar area in four rhesus monkeys and were allowed to(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) concentration on regeneration of alveolar bone and cementum, and on associated root resorption and ankylosis. Contralateral, critical size, supra-alveolar, periodontal defects were surgically produced and immediately implanted with rhBMP-2 in(More)
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) induced bone regeneration and osseointegration was evaluated in supraalveolar peri-implant defects in 5 beagle dogs. Alveolar bone was reduced 5 mm in height in mandibular premolar areas and the premolars were extracted. Three 10 mm titanium fixtures were placed 5 mm into each reduced alveolar crest,(More)