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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2     25. Feb. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2  (25.02.2016)

Page 152-159, doi:10.11607/prd.2627, PubMed:26901293

Vertical Bone Grafting and Periosteal Vertical Mattress Suture for the Fixation of Resorbable Membranes and Stabilization of Particulate Grafts in Horizontal Guided Bone Regeneration to Achieve More Predictable Results: A Technical Report
Urban, Istvan A. / Lozada, Jaime L. / Wessing, Bastian / del Amo, Fernando Suárez-López / Wang, Hom-Lay
Osteosynthesis screws and titanium or resorbable pins have been recommended for fixing guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes and stabilizing the graft. However, the removal of fixation screws or pins often requires an additional surgical procedure. This article presents a periosteal suturing technique with resorbable sutures for the fixation of grafts and membranes in GBR in single implant sites. This technique avoids potential complications of using fixation screws or pins, such as perforation of the roots when inserting the pins, and eliminates the need for a second retrieval surgery.