Membrane fixation in guided bone regeneration (GBR) has been traditionally achieved using resorbable pins, titanium tacks or miniscrews. However, these techniques are marredwith a number of clinical challenges. This article presents the “SauFRa” technique, a novel technique for stabilization of resorbable membranes in both, single as well as multiple implant sites while avoiding the shortcomings of other suturing techniques described in literature. Furthermore, the technique also eliminates the possibility of complications observed when using resorbable pins, titanium tacks or miniscrews, such as damage to adjacent roots during insertion. The authors’ employed this technique in 89 patients (51 male and 35 female) and found no complications like tissue dehiscence, infection or graft migration.
SauFRa technique for the fixation of resorbable membranes in horizontal guided bone regeneration - a technical report
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Saurabh Mohan Kamat, Rakshit Khandeparker, Francis Akkara, Vikas Dhupar, Ashwin Mysore; SauFRa technique for the fixation of resorbable membranes in horizontal guided bone regeneration - a technical report. J Oral Implantol doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-19-00265
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