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Therapeutic Strategies in the Management of Nonresorbable Membrane and Titanium Mesh Exposures Following Alveolar Bone Augmentation: A Systematic Scoping Review.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2022 Mar-Apr;37(2):250-269

Purpose: The exposure of nonresorbable membranes following alveolar bone augmentation is one of the most frequently occurring complications. This review aimed to investigate the treatments that can be adopted to manage the exposure of polytetrafluoroethylene-based membranes (PTFE-ms) and titanium meshes (TMs) and their outcomes.

Materials And Methods: Two independent reviewers electronically and manually searched the EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Cochrane bibliographic databases to retrieve pertinent articles available between January 2000 and March 2021. Read More

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Exposure Management of a Titanium-Reinforced Dense Polytetrafluoroethylene Mesh Used in a Vertical Ridge Augmentation: A Case Report With 1-Year Follow-Up.

Clin Adv Periodontics 2021 Aug 2. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Private Practice, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: A new titanium-reinforced dense polytetrafluoroethylene mesh (TR-dPTFEM) has recently been introduced for vertical ridge augmentation (VRA). Since primary closure is required, the literature lacks information on its behavior in case of premature exposure. To the author's knowledge, this is the first report about TR-dPTFEM complication management. Read More

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Clinical, Radiographic, and Histomorphometric Evaluation of a Vertical Ridge Augmentation Procedure Using a Titanium-Reinforced Microporous Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Membrane: A Prospective Case Series with 1-Year Follow-Up.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Jul 8;14(14). Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Periodontology, Dental Hospital, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul 05368, Korea.

Vertical ridge augmentation for long-term implant stability is difficult in severely resorbed areas. We examined the clinical, radiological, and histological outcomes of guided-bone regeneration using novel titanium-reinforced microporous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (MP-ePTFE) membranes. Eighteen patients who underwent implant placement using a staged approach were enrolled (period: 2018-2019). Read More

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A microcomputed tomography analysis of bone tissue after vertical ridge augmentation with non-resorbable membranes versus resorbable membranes and titanium mesh in humans.

Int J Oral Implantol (Berl) 2021 03;14(1):25-38

Purpose: Guided bone regeneration is a frequently used surgical procedure for hard tissue reconstruction when horizontal and or/vertical augmentation are needed. The treatment concept is based on the application of occlusive membranes like non-resorbable membranes or titanium mesh plus resorbable membranes. However, there are no studies comparing the microcomputed tomography results for bone obtained using these two procedures, and this was the purpose of the present study. Read More

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Intentionally Exposed d-PTFE Membrane and Guided Bone Regeneration after Malpositioned Dental Implant in Anterior Area: A Case Report with 1-year Follow-up.

J Int Acad Periodontol 2021 01 1;23(1):72-78. Epub 2021 Jan 1.

Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Research Division, University of Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil. Email:

This article describes the removal of a malpositioned dental implant, using an implant retriever, followed by guided tissue regeneration with the use of an xenogeneic graft and a dense polytetrafluorethylene membrane that remained partially exposed for 28 days, and the post-surgical prosthetic and orthodontic treatment until conclusion of the oral rehabilitation procedure. The patient, 50 years of age, presented to a private clinic for evaluation of an implant supported fixed crown, with unsatisfactory esthetic appearance and function. The treatment plan involved the removal of this implant, guided bone regeneration, and placement of a new implant in a better 3D position. Read More

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January 2021

Radiologic Findings of Complicated Alloplastic Implants in the Nasal Dorsum.

Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Aug 18;14(3):321-327. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Objectives: When performing cosmetic rhinoplasty with alloplastic materials, complications such as implant visualization, inflammation, dislocation, and extrusion should be thoroughly evaluated. Although computed tomography (CT) can provide useful information about the implant status and its interaction with the skin soft tissue envelope (SSTE), the radiologic findings of these interactions have rarely been reported.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 80 patients who underwent facial bone CT or ostiomeatal unit CT at Asan Medical Center between July 2008 and January 2020 for the evaluation of dorsal implants with complications. Read More

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Chorion and amnion/chorion membranes in oral and periodontal surgery: A systematic review.

J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2021 08 22;109(8):1216-1229. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Département de chirurgie orale, UFR d'Odontologie, Université de Bordeaux, 46 rue Léo-Saignat, Bordeaux, France.

The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review on the clinical applications where chorion membrane (CM) and amnion/chorion membrane (ACM) were used for oral tissue regeneration procedures. Selection of articles was carried out by two evaluators in Pubmed and Scopus databases, and Outcomes (PICO) method was used to select the relevant articles. Clinical studies reporting the use of CM or ACM for oral soft and hard tissue regeneration were included. Read More

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Vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) with Ti-reinforced d-PTFE membranes or Ti meshes and collagen membranes: 1-year results of a randomized clinical trial.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2021 Jan 19;32(1):1-14. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Unit of First Consultation, Risk Patients and Oral Pathology, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science (DIBINEM), Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate hard and soft tissues around implants placed in posterior mandible 1 year after vertical ridge augmentation (VRA).

Materials And Methods: 40 patients with vertical defects were enrolled and treated according to the study protocol. Patients were randomly divided into two study groups: reinforced PTFE membranes (group A) and titanium meshes plus collagen membranes (group B). Read More

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January 2021

11-year experience with Chest Wall resection and reconstruction for primary Chest Wall sarcomas.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2020 Jan 28;15(1):29. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

Background & Objectives: Primary chest wall sarcomas are rare and therapeutically challenging tumors. Herein we report the outcomes of a surgery-based multimodality therapy for these pathologies over an 11-year period. In addition, we present a case that illustrates the surgical challenges that extensive chest wall resection may pose. Read More

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January 2020

An in vitro investigation comparing methods of minimizing excess luting agent for cement-retained implant-supported fixed partial dentures.

J Prosthet Dent 2020 Dec 24;124(6):706-715. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Loma Linda, Calif.

Statement Of Problem: The use of cement-retained implant-supported prostheses is a well-established treatment option. Techniques have been proposed to reduce the amount of residual excess cement (REC) around cement-retained single-implant restorations. However, studies evaluating the effectiveness of such techniques related to cement-retained implant-supported fixed partial dentures (CRISFPDs) are lacking. Read More

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December 2020

Improvement of biohistological response of facial implant materials by tantalum surface treatment.

Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Dec 27;41(1):52. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: A compact passive oxide layer can grow on tantalum (Ta). It has been reported that this oxide layer can facilitate bone ingrowth in vivo though the development of bone-like apatite, which promotes hard and soft tissue adhesion. Thus, Ta surface treatment on facial implant materials may improve the tissue response, which could result in less fibrotic encapsulation and make the implant more stable on the bone surface. Read More

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December 2019

The Utility of Strap Muscle in Complex Type I Thyroplasties.

J Voice 2021 May 20;35(3):493-496. Epub 2019 Sep 20.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Director of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Research, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

Introduction: Type I thyroplasty is a common procedure used to improve dysphonia secondary to glottic insufficiency caused by vocal fold paralysis, paresis, or bowing. Revision often involves more complex procedures that can be complicated by mucosal violation, hemorrhage, infection, and shifted or extruded implants. Intraoperative challenges can be managed successfully using autologous strap muscle rotation flaps. Read More

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Management Of 80 Complications In Vertical And Horizontal Ridge Augmentation With Nonresorbable Membrane (d-PTFE): A Cross-Sectional Study.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2019 July/August;34(4):927–935. Epub 2019 May 20.

Purpose: Vertical and horizontal guided bone regeneration with nonresorbable membranes is a regenerative alternative for treating bone defects in edentulous zones. Its indication and good outcomes have been confirmed by different authors; however, this procedure remains highly technique sensitive and might lead to complications. The purpose of this study was to describe the management of complications such as exposures and infections following vertical and horizontal guided bone regeneration with titanium-reinforced high-density polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) nonresorbable membranes carried out using a new management protocol for complications related to this type of membrane. Read More

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December 2019

Paranasal Augmentation Using Multi-Folded Expanded Polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) in the East Asian Nose.

Aesthet Surg J 2019 11;39(12):1319-1328

Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Paranasal augmentation has commonly been performed utilizing alloplastic materials such as silicone or porous polyethylene. However, there are problems such as bone absorption, implant migration, and infection risk attributable to intraoral approaches.

Objectives: The authors attempted anterior positioning of the alar crease junction as an adjunct method of rhinoplasty. Read More

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November 2019

Evaluation of a Newly Designed Microperforated Pure Titanium Membrane for Guided Bone Regeneration.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):411-422

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of newly designed, laser-perforated pure titanium membranes for guided bone regeneration and to compare them with an existing product, the FRIOS BoneShield (FBS).

Materials And Methods: Acute-type lateral ridge defects were bilaterally created in the mandibles of 13 dogs (two defects per animal). The defects were randomly divided into three groups and were reconstructed with particulate autologous bone (PAB) in combination with three different titanium membranes: (1) F001M0 (prototype without a frame), (2) F001M1 (prototype with a frame), and (3) FBS as a standard membrane. Read More

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Synthetic grafts in the treatment of ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint.

Polim Med 2017 Jan-Jun;47(1):55-59

Division of Sports Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is cited as the most frequently injured ligament in the knee. The standard treatment of ACL injury remains ligament reconstruction followed by a postoperative physiotherapeutic procedure. During the reconstruction, the torn ligament can be replaced with an autograft or an allograft. Read More

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A Randomized Split-Mouth Clinical Trial on Effectiveness of Amnion-Chorion Membranes in Alveolar Ridge Preservation: A Clinical, Radiologic, and Morphometric Study.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2017 Nov/Dec;32(6):1389-1398

Purpose: Recent case reports suggest that amnion-chorion membranes (ACM) and dense polytetrafluoroethylene membranes (dPTFE) can be left exposed during ridge preservation. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of these membranes in ridge preservation, particularly when they are intentionally left exposed.

Materials And Methods: A split-mouth, single-blind, randomized trial design was used to compare treatments with the two membranes in 22 nonmolar sites on the same arch. Read More

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Three-Dimensional Custom-Made Titanium Ribs for Reconstruction of a Large Chest Wall Defect.

European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2016 Dec 20;4(1):26-30. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gregorio Marañon University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Reconstruction of large chest wall defects always demand surgeons of having lots of means available (both materials and resourceful) to apply a cover to chest wall defects which can range from a few centimeters to the lack of a few entire ribs. In this study, we present the case of a teenager who suffered from a complete resection of three ribs because of Ewing sarcoma dependent on the sixth rib. Given the size of the defect, a multidisciplinary approach was chosen to provide rigid and soft tissue coverage and minimal functional and aesthetic impact. Read More

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December 2016

Solid Implants in Facial Plastic Surgery: Potential Complications and How to Prevent Them.

Facial Plast Surg 2016 Oct 28;32(5):520-31. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Allogenic implants are an effective alternative to autologous grafts in the reconstruction of facial defects. These implants are used to reconstruct a variety of bony and soft-tissue defects, including the frontal and temporal regions; internal orbit; infraorbital rim; malar, paranasal, and nasal regions; mandible; and chin. In comparison to their autologous counterparts, alloplastic materials are more readily available, lack donor-site morbidity, decrease surgical time and cost, and still have relatively good postoperative tissue tolerance. Read More

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October 2016

Strength and histology of a nanofiber scaffold in rats.

J Surg Res 2016 10 25;205(2):432-439. Epub 2016 Jun 25.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Background: Full-thickness soft tissue defects from congenital absence or traumatic loss are difficult to surgically manage. Healing requires cell migration, organization of an extracellular matrix, inflammation, and wound coverage. PLCL (70:30 lactide:caprolactone, Purac), poly(propylene glycol) nanofibrous scaffolds enhance cell infiltration in vitro. Read More

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October 2016


Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2016 Aug;30(8):930-934

Department of Plastic Surgery, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou Henan, 450000, P. R. China.

Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy of modified polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) prosthesis rhinoplasty for correction of low nose and short columella.

Methods: Between August 2012 and August 2015, modified PTFE prosthesis rhinoplasty was used to correct low nose and short columella in 52 patients. There were 4 males and 48 females, aged 19 to 45 years (mean, 27 years). Read More

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An Overview of Asian Rhinoplasty.

Ann Plast Surg 2016 Feb;77 Suppl 1:S22-4

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

East Asian rhinoplasty is an expanding topic in the field of rhinoplasty. Although the main principles of various rhinoplasty techniques apply equally to the East Asian nose, East Asian rhinoplasty is unique owing to its different anatomy and ethnicity. In recent years, there have been some noteworthy developments in East Asian rhinoplasty. Read More

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February 2016

Safety and Efficacy of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Implants in the Surgical Management of Traumatic Nasal Deformity.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Aug;141(8):710-5

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Importance: The ideal alloplastic implant for correction of traumatic nasal deformity has not been adequately examined.

Objective: To evaluate the safety profile and postoperative results of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) implants used in functional nasal surgery (FNS) in the setting of traumatic nasal deformity.

Design, Setting, And Participants: We conducted a 13-year retrospective medical chart review for patients treated at a tertiary academic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery practice between July 1999 and July 2012. Read More

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Midface implants: surgical and nonsurgical alternatives.

Clin Plast Surg 2015 Jan;42(1):123-7

Roxbury Plastic Surgery Clinic, 465 North Roxbury, Suite 1001, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA. Electronic address:

The midface has suffered vigorous challenges in terms of rejuvenation techniques over the years. A variety of alternatives are available for facial skeletal and soft tissue volume enhancement. No technique is ideal in every patient. Read More

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January 2015

Bone regeneration around implants placed in fresh extraction sockets covered with a dual-layer PTFE/collagen membrane: an experimental study in dogs.

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2014 Nov-Dec;34(6):849-55

This study investigated whether the use of a dual-layer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)/porcine-derived bioresorbable pericardium membrane enhances the osseointegration around implants compared to a single-layer porcine-derived bioresorbable pericardium membrane and a no-membrane control group. Endosseous implants were placed in the fresh extraction sockets of beagles. At 6 weeks, bone loss and apical soft tissue migration occurred in the control group, whereas bone successfully formed to the neck of the implant for the single-layer porcine-derived bioresorbable pericardium membrane group. Read More

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September 2016

Clinical effectiveness and safety of collagen sheet for dorsal augmentation in rhinoplasty.

J Craniofac Surg 2014 Sep;25(5):1852-4

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

In Asian rhinoplasty, dorsal augmentation often requires the use of alloplastic materials because sufficient amounts of autograft are difficult to harvest. Given considerations of aesthetics, costs, and the characteristics of the oriental nose, silicone or Gore-Tex is commonly used when augmenting the nasal dorsum to a great extent. Such materials can often result in postoperative complications and foreign-body sensations. Read More

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September 2014

Histologic changes of implanted gore bio-a in an experimental animal model.

Biomed Res Int 2014 21;2014:167962. Epub 2014 May 21.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 108 Pyung-Dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-746, Republic of Korea.

Gore Bio-A has been reported to be an ideal synthetic bioabsorbable scaffold material for hernia repair. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Gore Bio-A in soft tissue augmentation. Six New Zealand white rabbits were used in the study. Read More

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February 2015

Plastic efficiency of different implants used for repair of soft and bone tissue defects.

Bull Exp Biol Med 2013 Aug;155(4):518-21

G. A. Ilizarov Russian Research Center "Regenerative Traumatology and Orthopedics"; Clinical Diagnostic Center of Gastroenterology, Kurgan, Russia.

The results of clinical and experimental morphological studies of regenerates forming after replacement of large defects of the abdominal wall and tibia with implants from different materials (polytetrafluoroethylene, reperene, prolene, titanium, and titanium nickelide) are analyzed. Study of the regenerate histology and fibroarchitectonics has shown good prospects of mesh constructions from titanium nickelide for effective surgical repair of these defects. The use of this implant seems to be theoretically well-based and promising, particularly under conditions of suppurative infection and low individual reparative regenerative potential. Read More

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Popularity of suture materials among residents and faculty members of a postdoctoral periodontology program.

J Investig Clin Dent 2014 Feb 17;5(1):45-50. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the favoritism of suture materials among a group of clinicians at a teaching institution.

Methods: The surveys included 11 absorbable and nine non-absorbable sutures. The surveyor was asked to select his or her suture preferences when it comes to using it in 13 different, commonly-performed surgical procedures. Read More

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February 2014

Comparative study of morphological and histological changes between differently structured expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implants in an animal model.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2013 May-Jun;27(3):162-7

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) is a popular graft material used in augmentation rhinoplasty. New e-PTFE has thicker fibrils and is more compact than first developed e-PTFE. This study aimed to compare morphological and histological changes between differently structured e-PTFE implants in a rat model. Read More

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