Comparison of a modified minimally invasive with an open technique following harvesting of cancellous iliac bone


The open technique for obtaining cancellous iliac bone is often used for the repair of the cleft defects of the alveolus. However, recently a number of authors have stated that the morbidity and long-term cosmesis are unacceptable. The results of a long-term retrospective study of the donor sites in 47 patients who underwent the open technique are discussed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-005-0757-8


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