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Volume 23 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 137–142

Severe Osteomyelitis Following Immediate Placement of a Dental Implant

Marco Rainer Kesting, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent/Petra Thurmüller, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent/Michael Ebsen, Dr Med/Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Prof Dr Med, Dr Med Dent

PMID: 18416425

Risk factors and complications in immediate implant placement are widely discussed. The present report describes a case of severe osteomyelitis as a serious complication after the immediate placement of a dental implant into an extraction socket of a 61-year-old woman. The course leads from initial treatment of recurrent perimandibular abscesses with surgical drainage and high-dose intravenous antibiotics to a refractory osteomyelitis. Hemimandibulectomy and partial mandibular reconstruction with a free fibular flap followed. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2008;23:137–142

Key words: free fibular flap, immediate dental implantation, infection, osteomyelitis

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