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Growing prosthesis

Alessandro Pozzi, Lorenzo Arcuri, Peter K Moy
The growing interest in minimally invasive implant placement and delivery of a prefabricated provisional prosthesis immediately, thus minimizing "time to teeth," has led to the development of numerous 3-dimensional (3D) planning software programs. Given the enhancements associated with fully digital workflows, such as better 3D soft-tissue visualization and virtual tooth rendering, computer-guided implant surgery and immediate function has become an effective and reliable procedure. This article describes how modern implant planning software programs provide a comprehensive digital platform that enables efficient interplay between the surgical and restorative aspects of implant treatment...
March 2018: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Tatiana Miranda Deliberador, Thalyta Verbicaro, Leonel Minerva, Rafaela Scariot, Allan Fernando Giovanini, João César Zielak
In recent years, there have been a growing number of procedures involving dental implants. Most cases, though, are characterized by bone atrophy, especially horizontal atrophy. This clinical case aims to report a technique for the expansion of the horizontal alveolar ridge. A longitudinal fracture was created in the alveolar ridge to expand the bone, followed by immediate insertion of dental implants along with a particulate allogeneic bone graft. Eight implants were placed in the maxilla, and after 12 months, a surgical reopening was performed, along with rehabilitation with a protocol-type prosthesis, for which a zirconia infrastructure was made...
September 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Ralph Dana, Amir Azarpazhooh, Nima Laghapour, Katie J Suda, Christopher Okunseri
Opioid analgesics and antibiotics prescribed by dentists is a useful and cost-effective measure when prescribed appropriately. Common dental conditions are best managed by extracting the offending tooth, restoring the tooth with an appropriate filling material, performing root canal therapy, and/or fabricating a prosthesis for the edentulous space. Unnecessary prescription of opioid analgesics and antibiotics to treat dental pain and bacterial infection is a growing public health concern. This article highlights the state of the literature on opioid analgesic and antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry, the impact of opioid analgesic overdose, and prevention strategies to reduce opioid analgesics and antibiotic overprescription...
April 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
Avni P Finn, Lejla Vajzovic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: As an increasing number of vitreoretinal surgeons are implanting retinal prosthesis devices, the need to share surgical techniques to ease implantation in challenging scenarios grows. The authors share a technique to aide in overcoming a challenge associated with uveal prolapse in a patient undergoing Argus II retinal prosthesis (Second Sight Medical Products, Sylmar, CA) implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A surgical technique is discussed and demonstrated using a video (Video available at www...
February 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
T Vaillant, J Steelandt, A-L Cordonnier, S Haghighat, P Anract, P Paubel, C Duhamel
OBJECTIVES: Single use patient-specific instruments (PSI) for total knee prosthesis are introduced as a new alternative to conventional ancillaries and computer assisted surgery by improving implants positioning. An exhaustive review was carried out to identify their specific characteristics, with their advantages and disadvantages. METHODS: Medical devices suppliers were consulted in 2015 for reviewing their PSI. Their technical, clinical and economic data were compared...
February 2, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
Katinka Kansy, Andreas Albert Mueller, Thomas Mücke, Friederike Koersgen, Klaus Dietrich Wolff, Hans-Florian Zeilhofer, Frank Hölzle, Winnie Pradel, Matthias Schneider, Andreas Kolk, Ralf Smeets, Julio Acero, Piet Haers, G E Ghali, Jürgen Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: Microvascular surgery following tumor resection has become an important field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). Following the results from management of T1/T2 floor-of-mouth and tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in German-speaking countries, Europe, and worldwide, this paper presents specific concepts for the management of resection and reconstruction of T3/T4 SCC of the maxillary and mandibular alveolar process and tongue. METHODS: The DÖSAK questionnaire was distributed in three different phases to a growing number of maxillofacial units worldwide...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Guisheng Xu, Liang Gao, Ke Tao, Shengxiang Wan, Yuning Lin, Ao Xiong, Bin Kang, Hui Zeng
RATIONALE: For traumatic upper limb amputees, the prohibitive cost of a custom-made prosthesis brings an insufferable financial burden for their families in developing countries. Three-dimensional (3D) printing allows for creating affordable, lightweight, customized, and well-fitting prosthesis, especially for the growing children. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented a case of an 8-year-old boy, who suffered a traumatic right wrist amputation as result of a mincing machine accident...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Melania Reggente, Patrick Masson, Camille Dollinger, Heinz Palkowski, Spyridon Zafeiratos, Leandro Jacomine, Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi, Nihal Engin Vrana, Genevieve Pourroy, Adele Carrado
Titanium (Ti) is the most widely used metal in biomedical applications due to its biocompatibility; however, the significant difference of the mechanical properties between Ti and the surrounding tissues results in stress shielding which is detrimental for load bearing tissues. In the current study, to attenuate the stress shielding effect, a new processing route was developed. It aimed at growing thick poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) layers grafted on Ti substrates to incorporate a polymer component on Ti implants...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Wafa Ahmed Kashbour, Nikki S Rousseau, James Mark Thomason, Janice Sarah Ellis
OBJECTIVES: To explore patients' thoughts and perceptions of information provision regarding dental implant treatment. METHODS: This generic qualitative study involved 38 semi-structured face-to-face and telephone interviews with 34 participants, who were at different stages of dental implant treatment. The interviews were transcribed verbatim. The data collection and coding process followed the principles of qualitative thematic analysis. RESULTS: Clinical sources of information were generally trusted by patients; however, patients clearly lacked information relative to their own specific situation, concerns and preferences, and this may lead to patients' reliance on other general sources of information...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Amit G Reddy, Laith M Alzweri, Andrew T Gabrielson, Gabriel Leinwand, Wayne J G Hellstrom
Ischemic priapism is a urological emergency that has been associated with long-standing and irreversible adverse effects on erectile function. Studies have demonstrated a linear relationship between the duration of critically ischemic episodes and the subsequent development of corporal fibrosis and irreversible erectile function loss. Placement of a penile prosthesis is a well-established therapeutic option for the management of erectile dysfunction secondary to ischemic priapism, and will be the focus of this review...
January 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
Zoltán Fekete, Andrea Surányi, Lórand Rénes, Gábor Németh, Zoltan Kozinszky
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity with aging is escalating alarmingly; and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are now becoming a growing epidemic among the elderly. Synthetic transvaginal mesh has been employed with increasing popularity in the treatment of POP and is usually highly effective in controlling the principal symptoms of prolapse. However, studies have reported that mesh operations provide fairly unfavorable SUI cure rates. Therefore, additional anti-incontinence surgical strategies are increasingly being scrutinized to achieve better postoperative continence without any significant side-effects for patients with both POP and SUI...
December 28, 2017: Trials
Kashish Goel, David R Holmes
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been approved in the United States for intermediate and high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. More than 80 000 TAVR procedures have been performed in the United States and the number is growing every year. Two valve designs are approved in the United States including the balloon expandable Edwards Sapien prosthesis and self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis. The PARTNER trial of the Sapien valve, involving patients who were considered inoperable, reported a 19% absolute risk reduction in mortality compared with medical therapy, with a number needed to treat of 5...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Arminder Jassar, Maximilian Kreibich, Julia Morlock, Stoyan Kondov, Johannes Scheumann, Fabian A Kari, Bartosz Rylski, Matthias Siepe, Alexander Jonaszik, Cornelius Keyl, Frank Humburger, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Czerny
BACKGROUND: To report a new technique for diameter correction in patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with large stent-grafts using the Vascutek Siena 4-branch collared prosthesis (Vascutek Terumo, Inchinnan, Scotland, UK) in patients undergoing thoracoabdominal (TA) aortic replacement. METHODS: Within a 24-month period, 39 patients underwent TA replacement at our center. Of these, 6 patients had undergone previous TEVAR with large stent-grafts (42 to 48 mm diameter)...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Victoria Starks, Suzanne K Freitag
Reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket allows the use of an ocular prosthesis and rehabilitation of facial appearance. Dermis-fat grafting is one option in volume augmentation of the anophthalmic socket and presents unique benefits, including increased surface area within the socket and the ability to grow with pediatric patients. Postoperative complications of this procedure are relatively common. Minor complications, such as graft hirsutism, keratinization, and conjunctival cysts or granulomas, are managed easily by observation or simple intervention...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Ana María Serrador Frutos, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Armando Pérez de Prado, Manuel Pan Álvarez-Ossorio
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The Working Group on Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology presents its annual report on the activity data for 2016. METHODS: All Spanish hospitals with catheterization laboratories were invited to voluntarily contribute their activity data. The information was collected online and was analyzed mainly by an independent company. RESULTS: In 2016, 106 centers participated in the national registry; 80 of these centers are public...
December 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
Weitao Yao, Qiqing Cai, Jiaqiang Wang, Songtao Gao
Limb sparing surgery in growing young patients with malignant tumors is difficult as invasion of the physis by the tumor or surgical resection through the metaphysis may cause significant limb discrepancy following surgery. At present, hinged tumor prosthesis or biological reconstructions are the main methods following tumor resection in these patients. The aim of the present study was to assess different procedures for the treatment of osteosarcoma around knee joints in immature patients. A retrospective study of 56 patients (<15 years old, open physis) who had been treated for osteosarcoma around the knee joint between January 2007 and December 2015 was performed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Lorenzo Ponziani, Francesco Di Caprio, Renato Meringolo
Total knee replacement is a common treatment for advanced knee osteoarthritis. The most common and widespread method is cemented arthroplasty. As in the prosthetic hip a gradual transition from cemented to uncemented fixation techniques occurred over time, increasing interest is growing also around cementless knee fixation, with the theoretical advantages of preserving the bone stock and obtaining a biological fixation avoiding cement fragmentation. On the basis of the actual knowledge, the uncemented knee prosthesis represents an interesting alternative especially for the patient under 65 years of age, with viable bone quality, in which a biological bone-prosthesis fixation is desirable, while avoiding the drawbacks of cement fragmentation and of the possible future revision of a cemented implant...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
N Ruiz, X Buisson, G Filippi, M Roulet, H Robert
INTRODUCTION: The reduction in length of stay (LOS) in orthopedic surgery has been steady for several years. For the past 3 or 4 years in France, the trend toward outpatient surgery has been growing upwards, as it is a goal for hospital administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, continuous, mono-centric, single operator study on 56 UKAs. Included were all UKAs carried out between January 2014 and December 2015, meeting the following criteria: voluntary patients, supportive family environment, absence of comorbidity (oral anticoagulants, diabetes, obesity), ASA score≤3...
October 24, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
M Fernández-Ferro, J Fernández-Sanromán, A Costas-López, A López-Betancourt
The main objective of this article is to describe the indications for custom-made alloplastic reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) using the new techniques of virtual surgical planning and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology through the study of a clinical case and an updated review of the literature. The patient was a 45-year-old male with a fast-growing condylar dysplasia that produced a progressive facial deformity with limited mandibular mobility, which required a radical resection...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Petr Toušek, Viktor Kočka, Robert Petr, Jaroslav Ulman, Jan Hlavička, Miroslav Kolesár
the use of amplatzer occluder family in daily clinical practice has already overcome on-label indications, with growing clinical experience and the technological evolution of devices. Areas covered: We present the case of a patient with a very rare complication following proximal aortic surgery treated using a unique strategy. A huge pseudoaneurysm around an ascending aortic prosthesis ruptured into the right pulmonary artery. A hybrid treatment strategy consisting of percutaneous closure of the fistula followed by cardiosurgery was chosen due to the patient's poor haemodynamic condition...
October 12, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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