Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw. A proposal for conservative treatment.

@article{Prez2008BisphosphonateassociatedOO,
  title={Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw. A proposal for conservative treatment.},
  author={Sacramento Bocanegra P{\'e}rez and Mario Vicente Barrero and Manuel Sosa Hern{\'a}ndez and Mil{\'a}n Knezevic and Jose C. Navarro and Jos{\'e} Rodr{\'i}guez Millares},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={E770-3}
}
The use of bisphosphonates (BPs) has proven effective in the treatment of bone-related diseases, despite the potential risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). So far, results for the treatment of ONJ have not been satisfactory. In our study, we have treated two patients diagnosed with ONJ. In addition to local treatments a hydrogel was applied, with promising results. The fistulae disappeared 2-3 weeks into the treatment. After a six-month follow-up period there has been no sign of… CONTINUE READING
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