Subperiosteal hydroxyapatite implants in rats submitted to ethanol ingestion.

  title={Subperiosteal hydroxyapatite implants in rats submitted to ethanol ingestion.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Angelo Camilli and Marcelo Rodrigues da Cunha and Celso Aparecido Bertran and Elizabete Yoshie Kawachi},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  volume={49 9},
It has been reported that excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to failures on the osteointegration process in the site of implantation. Hydroxyapatite blocks were implanted under the periosteum of the femur and skull of 40 rats divided into two groups of 20 animals, one of them received 25% ethanol diluted in water and the other did not. Bone formation close to the hydroxyapatite implant was observed in the femur of all animals 2 weeks after surgery, however the bone volume was lower in… CONTINUE READING