Author(s): Tjellstrm A, Rosenhall U, Lindstrm J, Halln O, Albrektsson T,
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Abstract A method for stable integration of titanium-implants in bone tissue has been developed at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Screw shaped implants have been inserted in the temporal bone using a delicate surgical technique. After healing-in of the implants it is, in a later séance, possible to penetrate the skin to establish a reaction-free percutaneous passage. An up to 5-year clinical follow-up has shown the possibilities of this new method in the treatment of patients with e.g. certain hearing disorders or facial defects after tumour surgery.
This article was published in Acta Otolaryngol
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology