Winnie Pradel

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Alveolar bone grafting is an integral part of the treatment concept in cleft palate patients. As an alternative to autogenous bone, tissue-engineered grafts have found some clinical application. The aim of the present study has been to compare ossification in the cleft area using tissue-engineered grafts in a case series of patients with ossification after(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare bone regeneration after grafting enucleated mandibular cyst cavities using either autogenous osteoblasts cultured on a biomaterial or autogenous spongiose iliac bone. STUDY DESIGN Twenty patients with 22 mandibular cysts were assessed. Eleven cysts were filled in with tissue-engineered bone (autogenous(More)
OFD1, now recognized as a ciliopathy, is characterized by malformations of the face, oral cavity and digits, and is transmitted as an X-linked condition with lethality in males. Mutations in OFD1 also cause X-linked Joubert syndrome (JBTS10) and Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome type 2 (SGBS2). We have studied 55 sporadic and six familial cases of suspected(More)
Cells loose their capability to multiply and to differentiate when they are serial subcultivated. However, both, multiplication and differentiation are of utmost importance to obtain sufficient amounts of cells for the translation of tissue regeneration into cell based therapeutic approaches. Thus, for the clinical application more information about ideal(More)
Bone substitution materials are seen as an alternative to autogenous bone transplants in the reconstruction of human bone structures. The aim of the present animal study was to evaluate the clinical handling and the conditions of bone healing after the application of a phosphoserine and collagen-I-modified calcium-phosphate cement (Biozement D). The(More)
The finite element (FE) method was originally developed on a physical basis for the computation of structure-mechanical problems. Meanwhile, it has been widely applied to medical issues. This study sought a suitable method to build a FE model for remodelling processes in osseous defects supplemented with bone substitute material. For this purpose, the(More)
The expansion of biodegradable osteosynthesis systems in clinical application correlates well to the progress in development of new materials as to the improvement of application methods. One of those new application methods is the ultrasound-aided insertion of Resorb-X pins. The aim of this study was the histological evaluation of possible thermal damage(More)
PURPOSE Transoral surgical treatment of condylar neck fractures minimizes the risk of damaging the facial nerve. But fracture reduction and plate osteosynthesis remain challenging, especially when using 2 plates, although endoscopic assistance has proven helpful. To further improve and simplify osteosynthesis at the condylar neck, a new delta-shaped(More)
To bridge the cleft in the alveolar bone and to allow for physiologic eruption of the canine teeth, alveolar bone grafting is often necessary in patients with cleft lips and palates. Instead of autogenous bone, biomaterial seeded with autogenous osteogenic cells has found some clinical application. However, so far no real functional proof has been available(More)
The free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) is a well-established therapy for plastic reconstruction of the breast or defects of the lower extremity without distinct donor site morbidity. Because of its particular qualities we started to apply the DIEP-flap also in reconstruction of defects in the cranio-maxillofacial area. A series of 10(More)