Compartmentalized bone regeneration of cranial defects with biodegradable barriers--effects of calcium sodium phosphate surface coatings on LactoSorb.

@article{Eppley2002CompartmentalizedBR,
  title={Compartmentalized bone regeneration of cranial defects with biodegradable barriers--effects of calcium sodium phosphate surface coatings on LactoSorb.},
  author={Barry L. Eppley and Samuel Stal and Larry Hollier and Mukesh Kumar},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={681-6}
}
In bony defects of the cranium, bone healing may be complicated by prolapse of surrounding tissue into the defect. This tissue acts as a potential obstruction to the migration of osteogenic cells, resulting in impaired bone formation. It has been shown in previous studies that when a membrane composed of resorbable polymers (LactoSorb) is placed over a cranial bone defect, it inhibits connective tissue from entering the wound and improves the rate and quality of the bony regenerate. This study… CONTINUE READING