Efficacy of Alendronic Acid/Colcalciferol Plus Calcium in the Treatment of Massive Osteolysis of Mandible
International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2015, Pages: 1-3
Received: Jun. 3, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 16, 2015;
Published: Jun. 17, 2015
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Emad T. Daif, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Objectives: This study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of alendronic acid / colcalciferol plus Calcium in management of edentulous patients with a severe bilateral resorption of the mandible. Materials and methods: Twenty edentulous patients with severely resorbed mandibles have been managed by alendronic acid / colcalciferol plus Calcium tablets. They were followed-up clinically and radiologically for one year. Results: The results were promising for nineteen patients (95%) where the radiographic density and height of the bone have been improved. However, the treatment was unsuccessful for one patient who was elder, 89 years old, than the others. Conclusions: On the basis of our findings, we encourage the use of alendronic acid / colcalciferol plus calcium in management of mandibular osteolysis particularly in young age.
Emad T. Daif,
Efficacy of Alendronic Acid/Colcalciferol Plus Calcium in the Treatment of Massive Osteolysis of Mandible, International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2015, pp. 1-3.
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