Osseous guided tissue regeneration using a collagen barrier membrane.

  title={Osseous guided tissue regeneration using a collagen barrier membrane.},
  author={Roger Mundell and Mark P. Mooney and Michael D. Siegel and A Losken},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={51 9},
The formation of mature, fibrous tissue in surgical osteotomy sites during the healing process can produce clinically undesirable results such as nonunion or encapsulation of alloplastic implants. The techniques of guided tissue regeneration have been used to ameliorate this problem by presenting a barrier to the invasion of fibrous tissue elements into the wound-site clot. The most frequently used barrier material, polytetrafluoroethylene is effective, but suffers the disadvantage of requiring… CONTINUE READING