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Advantages of percutaneous hollow needle technique for iliac bone harvest in alveolar cleft grafting.
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PMID:  10342614     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the percutaneous hollow needle technique for bone harvest to determine if morbidity from the bone donor site can be reduced significantly. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed evaluating all patients undergoing alveolar bone grafting at our institution from January 1992 through December 1996. Patients who underwent additional major procedures were excluded. Group I consisted of 12 patients in whom the percutaneous technique was utilized. The patients had an average age of 11.1 years (range: 8 to 15 years). Six were male and six were female. One had a bilateral cleft. Group II consisted of 15 patients in whom the conventional open technique for iliac crest bone harvest was used. They had an average age of 13.1 years (range: 7 to 31 years). Six were male and nine were female. Two had bilateral clefts. Minimum follow-up was 6 months. We evaluated intraoperative blood loss, total postoperative analgesia requirement, and length of hospital stay based on a retrospective hospital chart review. RESULTS: A significant difference was found between the two groups regarding intraoperative blood loss (group I: 83.3 cm3, group II: 208 cm3; p = .0015), postoperative total analgesia requirement (group I: 0.04 mg/kg, range: 0 to 0.17 mg/kg; group II: 0.34 mg/kg, range: 0.03 to 0.74 mg/kg; p = .0002), and length of hospital stay (group I: 1.0 days, group II: 2.13 days; p = .0001). There was no significant change in these results when bilateral clefts were excluded. CONCLUSION: Iliac bone graft harvest using the percutaneous hollow needle technique results in less blood loss, decreased postoperative pain, and shorter hospital stays compared with the open technique.
S P Hardy; R C Wilke; J F Doyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1055-6656     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate Craniofac. J.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-16     Completed Date:  1999-07-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Process / abnormalities
Alveoloplasty / instrumentation,  methods*
Analgesics / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Blood Loss, Surgical
Bone Transplantation / instrumentation,  methods*
Cohort Studies
Curettage / instrumentation
Follow-Up Studies
Length of Stay
Osteotomy / instrumentation
Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy
Retrospective Studies
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