THE CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL OUTCOME OF BOVINE HYDROXYAPATITE (BIO HYDROX) AS BONE GRAFT

Bone graft Bovine hydroxyapatite Osteoconductive Bone healing Human and Medicine

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April 30, 2020

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Background: A bone graft is a transplanted material to enhance the bone healing response through the osteogenic, osteoconductive, and osteoinductive process on the tissue. Bone autograft has long been the gold standard with the susceptibility of limited supply from the donor and the morbidity risk. The limitation presented by both autograft and allograft has led to the development of bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA). This research was conducted to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of bovine hydroxyapatite as a bone graft.

Methods: This research is a descriptive study using a consecutive sampling design of all trauma patients who received bovine hydroxyapatite in our hospital institution between the period of 2016 to 2018 as the samples. The bovine hydroxyapatite was obtained from the tissue bank in our hospital institution. The results were evaluated clinically and radiologically. The data was tabulated and analyzed descriptively.

Results: From the 56 patients who underwent surgery and were given the bovine hydroxyapatite, most of the results were 80.36% excellent, 12.5% good, 3.57%  fair, and 3.57 % poor.

Conclusion: Bovine hydroxyapatite can be considered as an alternative for bone graft in supporting the bone healing process.

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