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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 17 (2002), No. 1     15. Feb. 2002
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 17 (2002), No. 1  (15.02.2002)

Page 121-129


Clinicoanatomic Study on the Craniofacial Bones Used for Cranio- and Maxillofacial Implants
Matsuura, Mitsuhiro / Ohno, Kohsuke / Michi, Ken-ichi / Egawa, Kaoru
Purpose: To clarify basic clinico-anatomic factors associated with cranio-maxillofacial rehabilitation using implants.
Materials and Methods: Morphometrically evaluated were items such as the length and width of bone and the thickness of cortical bone at important sites for implant placement into cranial and maxillofacial bones in 30 cadavers at autopsy.
Results: At sites corresponding to potential placement sites for implants as the fixation source for ocular epitheses, the mean length of bone was 7.8 mm, and the mean width was 8.3 mm.
Conclusion: Useful data have been obtained for the selection of the placements sites, direction, length, and external diameter of cranio- and maxillofacial implants.

Keywords: cadaver, clinico-anatomic study, cranio-maxillofacial implant