We are using cookies to implement functions like login, shopping cart or language selection for this website. Furthermore we use Google Analytics to create anonymized statistical reports of the usage which creates Cookies too. You will find more information in our privacy policy.
OK, I agree I do not want Google Analytics-Cookies
The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



Forgotten password?


Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 5     15. Oct. 1998
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 5  (15.10.1998)

Page 647-654

Oral Implant Rehabilitation in Irradiated Patients Without Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen
Andersson, Gunilla / Andreasson, Lars / Bjelkengren, Göran
In 15 patients treated for malignant tumors in the maxillofacial region, 90 Brånemark implants have been placed in irradiated alveolar bone without adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Seventy-eight implants were placed in the mandible and 12 in the maxilla. After a follow-up period of 1 to 8 years, 88 implants are still stable, 27 after 6 to 8 years, 44 after 3 to 4 years, and 17 after 1 to 2 years. Two patients lost 1 implant each, both at an early stage. The success rate is 97.8% according to remaining implants, and prosthesis stability is 100%. Implant treatment for oral rehabilitation can be carried out as a safe and successful procedure in the irradiated patient without adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Keywords: intraoral implant, irradiation, oral malignancy