Esterified hyaluronic acid for use as a bone grafting material in periodiontal defects and also to regenerate bone for implant placement and stabilization.
Int.J Periodontics Resorative Dent. 2009; 29:315-323,
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An interesting concept using a polymer of polysaccaharide which is the principal component of the extra-cellular matrix which is involved in cell division and tissue formation. HyA is osteoconductive and favours bone formation in tissue healing. It also has bacteriostatic effects on common periodontal pathogens and has an anti-inflammatory role in periodontal/ bone healing.