volume 40, issue 8, Pe461-e469 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.03.005
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Kurt Busuttil Naudi, Ashraf Ayoub, Jeremy McMahon, Lucy Di Silvio, David Lappin, Keith D. Hunter, Joseph Barbenel

Abstract: This investigation assesses the histological, radiographic and mechanical properties of regenerated bone in a unilateral critical-size osteoperiosteal mandibular continuity defect in the rabbit model, following the application of beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffolding and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 7 (rhBMP-7). The study was carried out on nine cases; in six cases the critical-size defect was filled with rhBMP-7 in the β-TCP scaffolding, and in three cases the β-TCP was used alone. The…

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