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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2011, Article ID 165824, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/165824
Review Article

Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects Using Bone Morphogenic Protein: Can Growth Factors Replace the Need for Autologous Bone Grafts? A Systematic Review of the Literature

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA
2Department of Dental Implants, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy

Received 7 July 2011; Revised 7 September 2011; Accepted 11 September 2011

Academic Editor: Neal D. Futran

Copyright © 2011 Alan S. Herford et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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