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Online Self-Study Continuing Education (CE) Course

Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible

Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)

Course Presenter(s):
Pietro Felice, MD, PhD, DDS


Date Added:
08/16/2017

Course Description:

This presentation analyzes the interpositional bone graft or inlay technique, discussing the reconstructive surgical approach. Horizontal osteotomy with the interposition of bone in the form of a “sandwich” involves raising a coronal osteotomized segment of the mandible, which is still attached to the lingual periosteum, and interpositioning a block bone graft. This technique guarantees a dual vascular supply to the inlay graft from the lingual periosteum and from the residual bone; it also allows optimum use of the native basal bone, which should be less prone to resorption. The advantages and disadvantages of the inlay technique are compared with other commonly used augmentation techniques in the management of posterior mandibular atrophies.

Learning Objectives:

  • A. The importance of Flap Design for Vertical Augmentation
  • B. The role of interpositional grafts as a viable alternative for vertical augmentation
  • C. To understand the advantages and disadvantages of this technique

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible
This presentation analyzes the interpositional bone graft or inlay technique, discussing the reconstructive surgical approach. Horizontal osteotomy with the interposition of bone in the form of a “sandwich” involves raising a coronal osteotomized segment of the mandible, which is still attached to the lingual periosteum, and interpositioning a block bone graft. This technique guarantees a dual vascular supply to the inlay graft from the lingual periosteum and from the residual bone; it also allows optimum use of the native basal bone, which should be less prone to resorption. The advantages and disadvantages of the inlay technique are compared with other commonly used augmentation techniques in the management of posterior mandibular atrophies.
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