Use of a porcine collagen matrix as an alternative to autogenous tissue for grafting oral soft tissue defects.

@article{Herford2010UseOA,
  title={Use of a porcine collagen matrix as an alternative to autogenous tissue for grafting oral soft tissue defects.},
  author={Alan Scott Herford and Lee H. Akin and Marco Cicci{\`u} and Carlo Maiorana and Philip J. Boyne},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 7},
  pages={
          1463-70
        }
}
PURPOSE Soft tissue grafting is often required to correct intraoral mucosal deficiencies. Autogenous grafts have disadvantages including an additional harvest site with its associated pain and morbidity and, sometimes, poor quality and limited amount of the graft. Porcine collagen matrices have the potential to be helpful for grafting of soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty consecutive patients underwent intraoral grafting to re-create missing soft tissue. Defects ranged in size… CONTINUE READING
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