alloplastic


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alloplastic

(ˌæləʊˈplæstɪk)
adj
of or relating to alterations made to a patient's external circumstances for the purpose of affecting his mental conditionrelating to the implantation of inorganic material into living tissue
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Presently there is a need to develop autogenous materials which can augment and accelerate the healing process and minimize the risks involved with alloplastic and donor materials.
Those initials were included on an incorporation document last year at the Arkansas secretary of state's office for a nonprofit corporation called Alloplastic Restoration Foundation Inc.
Alloplastic materials have been reported to cause inflammatory reaction and to be expelled from the wound, while in the late period, they may lead to extraordinary vascularity and subsequently to hemorrhage [17, 18].
The frontal augmentation includes various surgical procedures including autologous fat grafting and alloplastic implants such as hydroxyapatite, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), silicone, methyl methacrylate and the use of hyaluronic acid with and without radiofrequency have been reported.11-14 It is important to note that the rate of resorption of autologous fat implant is unpredictable.
Ablative surgery of the mandible due to maxillofacial disorders leads to large defects, which can be reconstructed by autogenous grafts and alloplastic materials; however, each one has particular advantages and disadvantages.
Grafts in rhinoplasty: Autogenous grafts are superior to alloplastic. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000; 126(4): 558-61.
To overcome these problems, different solutions were proposed over the years, such as use of short implants, tilted implants placed in the anterior maxilla, zygoma implants, and maxillary sinus floor elevation and grafting procedures with autogenous bone or allografts, xenografts, and alloplastic materials.
Concomitantly, the remaining breast tissues would be re-arranged, reshaped or supplemented with autologous or alloplastic materials in order to maintain breast shape, and as much as possible, function and beauty, even throughout the adjuvant therapy.
Very painful operations were: incisional hernia repair with alloplastic material, open subtotal hysterectomy, kidney transplantation, open cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, and complex spinal reconstruction.