Association of sex steroid hormones and new bone formation rate after iliac onlay grafting: a prospective clinical pilot study

Victoria Constanze Landwehr, Tobias Fretwurst, Julia Heinen, Kirstin Vach, Katja Nelson, Susanne Nahles & Gerhard Iglhaut
Abstract Purpose The present prospective study evaluates the association between new bone formation rate in the iliac onlay graft and sex steroid hormone serum levels. Methods A total of 15 partially or completely edentulous postmenopausal females and 9 males with less than 5 mm height of the remaining alveolar bone underwent iliac onlay grafting followed by dental implant placement using a two-stage approach. Sex hormone binding globulin and 17β-estradiol serum levels were investigated by electrochemiluminescence...
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