Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

The uses and complications of porous hydroxyapatite and proplast hydroxyapatite

  • 40 Accesses

  • 4 Citations

Summary

A series of 141 alloplastic implants in 98 patients — 74 hydroxyapatite and 67 proplast hydroxyapatite — is presented. The areas of the face treated, the advantages and the complications associated with these materials in this series is outlined. Each implant has its own characteristics, making it more suitable in certain situations. At the moment, proplast hydroxyapatite seems to be the more useful of the two.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.

    Bach DE, Downs RH, Muller JT, Nespeca JA (1988) Hydroxyapatite mandibular augmentation techniques: a review and splint modification. J Prosthet Dent 59:64

  2. 2.

    Frame JW (1987) Hydroxyapatite as a biomaterial for alveolar ridge augmentation. Int J Maxillofac Surg 16:642

  3. 3.

    Frame JW, Brady CL (1987) The versality of hydroxyapatite blocks in maxillofacial surgery. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 25:452

  4. 4.

    Grenga TE, Zing JE, Bauer TW (1989) The rate of vascularization of coralline hydroxyapatite. Plast Reconstr Surg 84:245

  5. 5.

    Hulbert SF, Young FA, Mathews RS, Klawitter JJ, Talbert CD, Stelling FH (1970) Potential ceramic materials as permanently implantable skeletal prostheses. J Biomed Mater Res 4:433

  6. 6.

    Jackson IT (1988) Implants in plastic surgery. Plast Surg Outlook 2:3

  7. 7.

    Jackson IT (1989) Maxillary hypoplasia. Clin Plast Surg 16:757

  8. 8.

    Klawitter JJ, Bagwell JG, Weinstein AM, Sauer BW (1976) J Biomed Mater Res 10:311

  9. 9.

    Osborn JF, Newesely H (1980) The materials science of calcium phosphate ceramics. Biomaterials 1:108

  10. 10.

    Rosen HM (1989) Porous, block hydroxyapatite as an interpositional bone graft substitute in orthognathic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 83:985

  11. 11.

    Salyer KE, Hall CD (1989) Porous hydroxyapatite as an onlay bone graft substitute for maxillofacial surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 84:236

  12. 12.

    White E, Shors EC (1986) Biomaterial aspects of Interpore-200 porous hydroxyapatite. Dent Clin North Am 30:49

  13. 13.

    White RA, Hirose FM, Sproat RW, Lawrence RS, Nelson RJ (1981) Histopathologic observations after short-term implantation of two porous elastomers in dogs. Biomaterials 2:171

Download references

Author information

Additional information

Requests for reprints: I.T. Jackson, M.D.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Morris, S.A., Jackson, I.T. The uses and complications of porous hydroxyapatite and proplast hydroxyapatite. Eur J Plast Surg 14, 85–88 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00209810

Download citation

Key words

  • Alloplastic implants
  • Results
  • Complications
  • Comparisons