Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
On-line version ISSN 1678-2674
CAMARGO FILHO, Geraldo Prestes de et al. Comparative study of two autogenous graft techniques using piezosurgery for sinus lifting. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.6, pp. 485-489. ISSN 1678-2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86502010000600005.
PURPOSE: Maxillary sinus lifting is a technique, in which, a possible complication is sinus membrane perforation. The aim of this study was to compare two techniques using ultrasound surgery to perform autogenous graft for maxillary sinus lifting. METHODS: Ten rabbits were used in the study, one of them did not undergo surgery. The other nine rabbits had their maxillary sinuses filled with autogenous bone grafts collected from the external skull diploe in particulate form on the right side, and shaved on the left side, both with ultrasonic device. Data on bone density in left and right maxillary sinus, obtained by computed tomography in transverse and longitudinal sections, recorded 90 days after the grafts, were statistically compared. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences between the two techniques that used shaved and particulate bone collected by means of ultrasonic device from rabbit skulls. CONCLUSION: Assessment of operative procedures led to the conclusion that piezoelectric ultrasound was shown to be a safe tool in the surgical approach to the maxillary sinus of rabbits, allowing sinus membrane integrity to be maintained during surgical procedures.
Keywords : Maxillary Sinus; Autologous; Ultrasonics; Rabbits.