Influence of estrogen status on endosseous implant osseointegration.

  title={Influence of estrogen status on endosseous implant osseointegration.},
  author={Meredith August and Karine Chung and Y Chang and Julie Glowacki},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={1285-9; discussion 1290-1}
PURPOSE This retrospective study tested the hypothesis that postmenopausal women have lower rates of osseointegration of endosseous implants than premenopausal women and male controls. The role of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) was also evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Review of medical records allowed identification of patients who had received endosseous implants. Patients with concurrent illness, a smoking or ethanol use history, or metabolic bone disease were excluded. Five groups of… CONTINUE READING


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