RESULTS: The histological analysis and X-ray at 1 year follow-up show the formation of osteoid tissue integrated with the surrounding bone tissue, reaching bone maturity by calcification. In spite of a longer time for grafting integration, the advantages of a single-time surgery and the reduction of surgical timing are stressed.
CONCLUSIONS: X-rays and histological results lead authors to consider the tested heterologous bone as a valid alternative to autologous bone, especially in those patients where it is preferable to avoid a second surgical site in order to take an inlay graft.
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