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Lateral window sinus lift: will bone grow over membrane?

Last Updated January 23, 2017
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

I performed a lateral window approach for a sinus lift and bone graft. I cut a window in the lateral wall and I accidentally dropped the bone fragment that I had cut out, into the floor of the sinus. I was unable to retrieve it. So I placed a membrane over the lateral window and achieved primary closure over it. So now there is no bone covering the lateral window, just membrane and soft tissue. I informed the patient. What is your recommendation? Will the bone grow over the membrane? How soon? What are the post surgical recommendations?

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