Porous hydroxyapatite as an onlay bone-graft substitute for maxillofacial surgery

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1989 Aug;84(2):236-44. doi: 10.1097/00006534-198908000-00008.


This paper chronicles 3 years of a continuing study comparing porous hydroxyapatite to autogenous bone grafts as onlays in maxillofacial surgery. Twenty-five patients, seen from June of 1984 to May of 1985, underwent onlay augmentation on various maxillary and mandibular locations. A total of 68 onlay augmentation sites comparing Interpore porous hydroxyapatite and autogenous bone were followed for 2 years or more. This long-term study compares these substances in radiologic longevity, histologic incorporation, clinical function, and aesthetic appearance.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bone Transplantation*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Durapatite
  • Facial Bones / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydroxyapatites*
  • Male
  • Maxilla / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Reoperation
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods*


  • Hydroxyapatites
  • Durapatite