Preliminary studies on the use of BMPs in Orthognatic surgery

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) form a unique group of proteins within the transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-β) superfamily. These proteins are directly related to the regulation of bone induction, maintenance and repair. The BMPs represent an alternative industrialized material in bone grafting, minimizing surgical time and patient’s morbidity due to one surgical site only. It’s use has multiple applicabilities, such as sinus lifting, mandibular reconstructions, periodontal defects and maxillary augmentation. This work reports preliminary studies of the use of BMPs in Orthognatic surgery in cases of great maxillary advances, maxillary segmentation, maxillary extrusion and clockwise rotation plan, such as proposal of technique and case report. The results obtained show that the BMPs are very promising and has shown a positive outcome on the orthognatic surgeries performed, although it’s high cost still remain as a barrier in the use of this product in the daily clinic.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Preliminary studies on the use of BMPs in Orthognatic surgery
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