publication . Article . Other literature type . 1996

Morbidity from iliac crest bone harvesting

Wouter W.I. Kalk; Gerry M. Raghoebar; Johan Jansma; Geert Boering;
  • Published: 01 Dec 1996 Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, volume 54, pages 1,424-1,429 (issn: 0278-2391, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Purpose: The iliac crest is the most common donor site for autogenous bone grafting in maxillofacial surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the morbidity of bone harvesting from the inner table of the anterior iliac crest. Patients and Methods: Sixty-five patients were recalled 1 to 4 years after iliac crest bone harvesting. The morbidity as well as the patient's satisfaction were evaluated by a survey of the medical record, a mail-in questionnaire, and a standardized physical examination. Results: There was good acceptance of this bone harvesting procedure, and the morbidity was low. Conclusion: Bone harvesting from the inner ta...
free text keywords: DONOR SITES, GRAFTS, ANTERIOR, ILIUM, Complication, Medical record, Physical examination, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Autogenous bone, Iliac crest, medicine.anatomical_structure, Clinical investigation, business.industry, business, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty
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