Studies of the Clinical Usefulness of Porous Hydroxylapatite in the Field of Dental and Oral Surgery

Souichiro Asanami, Osamu Koike, Masamichi Chikata, Hideyuki Shiba, Shinobu Ikeuchi, Yutaka Okada, Fumihiro Ohsaka, Tanekuni Nomoto

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Porous and granular hydroxylapatite (HAP) was implanted in bone defects resulting from oral surgery in 21 patients and from periodontal disease in 14 patients. Excellent results were obtained, the overall clinical usefulness being 91.4%. HAP leakage after implantation was observed in a small number of cases; however, there was almost no wound infection or failure to heal. A series of x-rays confirmed its good adaptation to the bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalThe Keio Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1



  • bone defect
  • hydroxylapatite

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  • Medicine(all)

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