Resorbable Screw Fixation for Cortical Onlay Bone Grafting: A Pilot Study With Preliminary Results


Quereshy F. A. , Dhaliwal H. S. , El S. A. , Horan M. P. , Dhaliwal S. S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.68, no.10, pp.2497-2502, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2010.05.060
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2497-2502

Abstract

Purpose: The current "gold standard" in alveolar ridge augmentation is autogenous bone grafting. Autologous cortical onlay grafts provide predictable increases in bone volume when used for alveolar ridge augmentation; however, rigid fixation of the graft to the recipient site is essential. Titanium screws are commonly used to provide rigid fixation for Way grafting but have potential drawbacks including the need for a second surgery for removal before implant placement and screw fracture during removal. The present study investigated the efficacy of resorbable fixation screws to secure autologous cortical onlay grafts to the maxilla or mandible to augment alveolar bone height and/or width before implant placement.