This case report discusses about an innovative bone regeneration method that involves the use of autologous periosteal micrografts, which were used for a maxillary sinus floor lift in a 52-year-old female patient. This method allows for harvesting of a graft that is to be seeded on a PLGA scaffold and involves collection of a very little amount of palatal periosteal tissue in the same surgical site after elevation of a flap and disaggregation of it by using a Rigenera® filter. Histological samples collected at the time of implant installation demonstrate a good degree of bone regeneration. The clinical and radiographic outcomes at the 3-year follow-up visit showed an adequate stability of hard and soft tissues around the implants. This report demonstrates the possibility to obtain a sufficient quality and quantity of bone with a progenitor cell-based micrograft and in turn make the site appropriate for an implant-supported rehabilitation procedure, with stable results over a period of two years.
Lupi, S. M., Rodriguez y Baena, A., Todaro, C., Ceccarelli, G., & Rodriguez y Baena, R. (2018). Maxillary sinus lift using autologous periosteal micrografts: A new regenerative approach and a case report of a 3-year follow-up. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3023096