To access the full text documents, please follow this link: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/52228

Application of ultrasound in bone surgery: two case reports
Escoda Francolí, Jaume; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Araceli; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme
Universitat de Barcelona
The present study describes some of the applications of ultrasound in bone surgery, based on the presentation of two clinical cases. The Piezosurgery® ultrasound device was used (Tecnología Mectron Medical, Carasco, Italy). In one case the instrument was used to harvest a chin bone graft for placement in a bone defect at level 1.2, while in the other case a bony window osteotomy was made in the external wall of the maxillary sinus, in the context of a sinus membrane lift procedure. The Piezosurgery® device produces specific ultrasound frequency modulation (25-29 kHz), and has been designed to secure increased precision in application to bone surgery. This instrument produces selective sectioning of the mineralized bone structures, and causes less intra- and postoperative bleeding. One of the advantages of the Piezosurgery® device is that it can be used for maxillary sinus lift procedures in dental implant placement. In this context it considerably lessens the risk of sinus mucosa laceration by preparing the bony window in the external wall of the upper maxilla, and can be used to complete the lifting maneuver. The use of ultrasound in application to hard tissues can be regarded as a slow technique compared with the conventional rotary instruments, since it requires special surgical skill and involves a certain learning curve.
2014-03-20
Maxil·lars
Cirurgia dels ossos
Ultrasons
Jaws
Surgery of bones
Ultrasonics
(c) Medicina Oral SL, 2010
Article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Medicina Oral SL
         

Show full item record

Related documents

Other documents of the same author

Escoda Francolí, Jaume; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Araceli; Pérez-García, Sílvia; Gargallo Albiol, Jordi; Gay Escoda, Cosme
Escoda Francolí, Jaume; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Araceli; Pérez García, Sílvia; Gargallo Albiol, Jordi; Gay Escoda, Cosme
Escoda Francolí, Jaume; Almendros-Marqués, Nieves; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme
Escoda Francolí, Jaume; Almendros-Marqués, Nieves; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme
 

Coordination

 

Supporters