Evaluation of an anorganic bovine bone mineral in post-extraction alveolar sockets: a case series

Submitted: 8 June 2017
Accepted: 8 June 2017
Published: 30 March 2010
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  • Aron Gonshor Lecturer, McGill University, Department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Chris L. Tye Private Practice in Maxillofacial Surgery, Colleyville, Texas, United States.
Aim Autogenous grafts have been considered the gold standard in bone grafting. But this often calls for a second surgical site and insufficient bone quantities. Interest exists in having a surgical technique that does not require autogenous bone harvesting and still results in sufficient bone formation within a relatively short time frame. Materials and Methods The physical-chemical characteristics of an anorganic bovine bone mineral (ABBM) are described, as well as its use as a graft material in extraction sockets of 10 patients. Histology and histomorphometry was performed after 6 months healing. Results Histomorphometric analysis showed average vital bone content of 26.4 (range 15 to 32%) and residual graft content of 38.4 (range 32 to 48%). Conclusions The biological and physical-chemical characteristics of the ABBM permits formation of well-vascularized new vital bone in intimate contact with the ABBM particles.

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Gonshor, A., & Tye, C. L. (2010). Evaluation of an anorganic bovine bone mineral in post-extraction alveolar sockets: a case series. Journal of Osseointegration, 2(1), 25–30. https://doi.org/10.23805/jo.2010.02.01.03


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