Maxillary sinus membrane repair: update on technique for large and complete perforations.

@article{Pikos2008MaxillarySM,
  title={Maxillary sinus membrane repair: update on technique for large and complete perforations.},
  author={Michael A. Pikos},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={24-31}
}
Maxillary sinus membrane perforation is the most common complication that occurs with sinus elevation augmentation surgery. A technique using a slow resorbing type I collagen membrane for repair of large and complete sinus membrane perforations is described. The biocompatibility and semirigid structural integrity of this membrane, along with external tack fixation, allows for optimal membrane stabilization and maintenance.