Harvesting anterior iliac crest or calvarial bone grafts to augment severely resorbed edentulous jaws: a systematic review and meta-analysis of patient-reported outcomes

D E Wortmann*, B van Minnen, K Delli, J Schortinghuis, G M Raghoebar, A Vissink

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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The aim of this systematic review was to compare patient-reported outcomes after harvesting calvarial or anterior iliac crest bone grafts to repair severe jaw defects and enable implant placement. The MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases, and OpenGrey were searched for studies on patient satisfaction, pain, disturbances in daily functioning, sensory alterations, donor site aesthetics, and complication rates. Of the 1946 articles identified, 43 reporting 40 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria; the studies were one randomized controlled clinical trial, one retrospective controlled clinical trial, and 23 prospective and 15 retrospective cohort studies. A meta-analysis of two studies (74 patients) showed no difference in satisfaction (mean difference (MD) - 0.13, 95% confidence interval (CI) - 1.17 to 0.92; P = 0.813) or postoperative pain (directly postoperative: MD -2.32, 95% CI -5.20 to 0.55, P = 0.113; late postoperative: MD -0.01, 95% CI -0.14 to 0.11, P = 0.825) between donor sites. However, the level of evidence is limited, due to the retrospective, non-randomized design of one study. Postoperative gait disturbances were highly prevalent among the anterior iliac crest patients (28-100% after 1 week). The incidence rates of sensory disturbances and other complications were low, and the donor site aesthetic outcomes were favourable for both graft types. To conclude, harvesting bone grafts from the calvarium or anterior iliac crest to augment the severely resorbed edentulous jaw results in similar patient satisfaction. However, the findings for postoperative pain and disturbances in daily living suggest a trend in favour of calvarial bone grafts if harvested using an adjusted technique.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)481-494
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - apr.-2023

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