Osseointegration timing for Baha system loading.

  title={Osseointegration timing for Baha system loading.},
  author={Jack J Wazen and Reena Gupta and Soha N. Ghossaini and Jaclyn Spitzer and Matthew Farrugia and Anders Tjellstrom},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={117 5},
OBJECTIVES The process of osseointegration for creating a biological bond between titanium oxide and bone is time dependent. However, different surgeons have used very varied time frames before loading the implant. The waiting time in dental implant loading ranged from immediate to 6 months. The Baha system (Cochlear Limited, Englewood, CO) traditional waiting period consisted of 3 months for adults and 4 to 6 months for children. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the safety of reducing… CONTINUE READING
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