Is More Cortical Bone Decortication Effective on Guided Bone Augmentation?

Acar A. H., ALAN H., OZGUR C., VARDI N., Asutay F., Guler C.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.7, pp.1879-1883, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000002932
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1879-1883
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to evaluate the possible effect of more cortical bone decortication (CBD) on guided bone augmentation. A total of 16 New Zealand rabbits and 32 titanium domes were used. No cortical bone decortication was applied to the control group and in the study groups, the cortical bones were decorticated with a round burr (Group A: 1 hole with bleeding, Group B: 5 holes with bleeding, Group C: a thin layer of compact bone was completely removed with no bleeding). Then 2 titanium domes were placed on the calvarium of each rabbit with hydroxyapatite/beta-tricalcium phosphate. After 3 months, the animals were sacrificed and specimens were sent for histological and histomorphometric analysis. Histological and histomorphometric analysis showed that bone decortication with burr significantly increased new bone regeneration in all the experimental groups compared with the control group (P<0.05). No statistically significant difference was determined between the study groups. In conclusion, CBD, which has no negative impact on surgery, has a positive effect on guided bone augmentation. However, a greater amount of CBD does not have a greater effect.