The diagnostic value of subtraction radiography in the assessment of granular hydroxylapatite implants.

Abstract

Although histologic analysis of osseous changes around hydroxylapatite (HA) implants can be highly accurate, it is of limited use in human beings. Digital subtraction radiography may provide a noninvasive alternative. Ten patients with bony lesions were operated on and nine of the iatrogenic defects were filled with granulated HA. In one patient, the defect… (More)

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