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Soft tissue reactions around percutaneous implants: a clinical study of soft tissue conditions around skin-penetrating titanium implants for bone-anchored hearing aids

Holgers, K M; Tjellstrom, A; Bjursten, Lars Magnus LU and Erlandsson, B E (1988) In The American Journal of Otology 9(1). p.56-59
Abstract
Some patients with hearing impairment cannot use conventional hearing aids. One solution for these patients is the use of bone conduction hearing aids; however, this kind of equipment is associated with several problems related to the necessity for a good contact between the transducer and the temporal bone. Direct bone contact would be an ideal solution provided that safe and reaction-free skin penetration and a safe and permanent bone anchorage could be achieved. Branemark et al have developed a procedure to furnish edentulous patients with fixed bridges using titanium implants. This report is focused on the clinical status of the soft tissue adjacent to the 67 skin-penetrating devices in 60 patients. The patients have been followed... (More)
Some patients with hearing impairment cannot use conventional hearing aids. One solution for these patients is the use of bone conduction hearing aids; however, this kind of equipment is associated with several problems related to the necessity for a good contact between the transducer and the temporal bone. Direct bone contact would be an ideal solution provided that safe and reaction-free skin penetration and a safe and permanent bone anchorage could be achieved. Branemark et al have developed a procedure to furnish edentulous patients with fixed bridges using titanium implants. This report is focused on the clinical status of the soft tissue adjacent to the 67 skin-penetrating devices in 60 patients. The patients have been followed between 3 and 96 months on 313 occasions, which represents a total observation time of 1515 months of clinical performance. Only one implant was extracted due to adverse skin reaction, giving a failure rate of 0.07% per month. This is comparable with the failure rate of cardiac pacemakers 0.02-0.04% per month). (Less)
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  abstract     = {Some patients with hearing impairment cannot use conventional hearing aids. One solution for these patients is the use of bone conduction hearing aids; however, this kind of equipment is associated with several problems related to the necessity for a good contact between the transducer and the temporal bone. Direct bone contact would be an ideal solution provided that safe and reaction-free skin penetration and a safe and permanent bone anchorage could be achieved. Branemark et al have developed a procedure to furnish edentulous patients with fixed bridges using titanium implants. This report is focused on the clinical status of the soft tissue adjacent to the 67 skin-penetrating devices in 60 patients. The patients have been followed between 3 and 96 months on 313 occasions, which represents a total observation time of 1515 months of clinical performance. Only one implant was extracted due to adverse skin reaction, giving a failure rate of 0.07% per month. This is comparable with the failure rate of cardiac pacemakers 0.02-0.04% per month).},
  author       = {Holgers, K M and Tjellstrom, A and Bjursten, Lars Magnus and Erlandsson, B E},
  issn         = {0192-9763},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {56--59},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {The American Journal of Otology},
  title        = {Soft tissue reactions around percutaneous implants: a clinical study of soft tissue conditions around skin-penetrating titanium implants for bone-anchored hearing aids},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {1988},
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