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Ylikontiola LP, Lehtonen V, Sándor GK. Piezo harvesting of bone grafts from the anterior iliac crest: A technical note. Ann Maxillofac Surg 2016;6:94-6

Piezo harvesting of bone grafts from the anterior iliac crest : a technical note

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Author: Ylikontiola, Leena P1; Lehtonen, Ville1; Sándor, George K.1,2
Organizations: 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu
2BioMediTech, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-03-31


Background: Autogenous bone graft harvesting from the iliac crest is associated with donor site morbidity. The aim of this report is to describe the use of piezosurgery as an attempt at morbidity reduction.

Materials and Methods: A piezosurgical handpiece and its selection of tips can easily be accommodated in an iliac crest wound to osteotomize and allow the harvest and delivery of autogenous bone grafts.

Results: Corticocancellous blocks or cancellous strips of autogenous bone can be readily harvested using a piezosurgical technique at the anterior iliac crest.

Conclusion: Piezosurgery avoids some of the traumatic aspects of harvesting bone associated with the use of conventional rotary instruments or saws.

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Series: Annals of maxillofacial surgery
ISSN: 2231-0746
ISSN-E: 2249-3816
ISSN-L: 2231-0746
Volume: 6
Pages: 94 - 96
DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.186131
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Funding: The authors wish to thank the EVO/VTR fund of the Oulu University Hospital for its generous financial support of this project.
Copyright information: © 2016 Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.