Treatment of Biphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) Combining Surgical Resection and PRGF-Endoret® and Rehabilitation with Dental Implants: Case Report

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1Eduardo Anitua Foundation, Vitoria, Spain

Summary

Background: The first cases of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) were reported in 2003. Since then number of possible treatments have been proposed.

Case report: We report a case of a 50-year-old patient with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). The treatment included resection of necrotic bone and the application of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF®-Endoret®). We closed the ulcer in the soft tissue and the treated bone was regenerated one year later. Finally the regenerated area was rehabilitated with dental implants.

Conclusion: Resection followed by PRGF® -Endoret® was successful in promoting closure of the wound and the recovery of nerve function.

Keywords: Bisphosponates-Related Osteonecrosis (BRONJ); Medicament-Related Osteonecorosis (MRONJ); Nerve Injury; Platelet Rich Plasma; PRGF

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 55–59, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2017-0008, March 2017

 

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