Permanence of diced cartilage, bone dust and diced cartilage/bone dust mixture in experimental design in twelve weeks

Islamoglu K., Dikici M. B., Ozgentas H. E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.17, no.5, pp.905-908, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.scs.0000230616.56894.57
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.905-908
  • Keywords: bone dust, diced cartilage, filling material, resorption, GRAFTS, RECONSTRUCTION, AUGMENTATION, DEFECTS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Bone dust and diced cartilage are used for contour restoration because their minimal donor site morbidity. The purpose of this study is to investigate permanence of bone dust, diced cartilage and bone dust/diced cartilage mixture in rabbits over 12 weeks. New Zealand white rabbits were used for this study. There were three groups in the study: Group 1: 1 mL bone dust. Group 11: 1 mL diced cartilage. Group III: 0.5 mL bone dust + 0.5 mL diced cartilage mixture. They were placed into subcutaneous tissue of rabbits and removed 12 weeks later. The mean volumes of groups were 0.23 +/- 0.08 mL in group 1, 0.60 +/- 0.12 mL in group 11 and 0.36 +/- 0.10 mL in group III. The differences between groups were found statistically significant. In conclusion, diced cartilage was found more reliable than bone dust aspect of preserving its volume for a long period in this study.