Use of hydroxylapatite/ polymer-composite in facial bone augmentation. An experimental study.

@article{Ylinen2002UseOH,
  title={Use of hydroxylapatite/ polymer-composite in facial bone augmentation. An experimental study.},
  author={Pekka Ylinen and Riitta Suuronen and Ritva Taurio and Pertti T{\"o}rm{\"a}l{\"a} and Pentti Rokkanen},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          405-9
        }
}
On purpose to achieve better and more controlled alveolar ridge augmentation, biodegradable polyglycolide (PGA) curved implants with porous, particulate hydroxylapatite (HA) were developed to be used in an experimental augmentation in sheep mandible. Prior to surgery curved PGA implants were loaded with particulate HA with help of a rather fast degrading adhesive, polyglycolide/polylactide (PGA/PLA) copolymer. This augmentation device was inserted into the ridge using a slight modification of… CONTINUE READING
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