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Minerva Stomatologica 2012 May;61(5):213-24

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Benefits of piezoelectric surgery in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Review of literature

Itro A. 2, Lupo G. 1, Carotenuto A. 2, Filipi M. 2, Cocozza E. 2, Marra A. 2

1 School of Maxillofacial Surgery, Naples, Italy; 2 Second University, Naples, Italy


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Piezoelectric surgery is based on the use of ultrasound for the cutting of bones. It represents an innovative technique, as it offers the maxillofacial surgeon the opportunity of making precise bone cuts without damaging any soft tissue, minimizing the invasiveness of surgical procedure, and the opportunity of working in a field which is almost totally blood-free. It reduces the impact on soft tissues (vessels and nerves) which lie adjacent to the areas of treatment. Compared to traditional methods, it enables optimal healing because it reduces the postsurgery swelling and discomfort. In this article the authors realized a review of the literature.

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