Histometric evaluation of interproximal bone responses to electrosurgical mucoperiosteal incisions in dogs

Richard A. Reinhardt, Alfed B. Hardt, Robert F. Krejci, Kenneth L. Kalwarf

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The periosteal and endosteal interproximal bone remodeling activity following clinically simulated blade and electrosurgical mucoperiosteal incisions was investigated by histologic and morphometric analyses. Undecalcified histologic sections were prepared and evaluated using standard bone morphometric techniques. Periosteal and endosteal bone surfaces subjacent to incisions were examined and the percentages of forming, resorbing, and quiescent surfaces, and the number of osteoclasts per millimeter of bone surface, were calculated. Based on indices of bone remodeling activity, the potentials for activation of interproximal bone remodeling by clinically appropriate blade and electrosurgery incisions in dogs appear to be similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-813
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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