Fascia lata as an alternative in dental treatments

Ana Karen Hernández Jiménez, Beatriz Raquel Yáñez Ocampo, César Augusto Esquivel Chirino


Introduction: Fascia lata is the most extreme section of the thigh’s
aponeurosis. It is a thick and resistant membrane possessing
elasticity, flexibility and memory. It is presently used in the medical
world to treat abdominal defects, urinary incontinence, and
palpebral ptosis. In dentistry it is used in guided tissue regeneration,
root coverage, ridge increase and socket (alveolus) preservation.
Method: An electronic search was conducted in the following
databases: Medline, PubMed and SciELO, with the term fascia
lata. Full texts in English and Spanish were included in timeline
spanning from 1983 to 2015. Main characteristic selected for these
texts was they explored use of fascia lata and medical and dental
areas. Discussion: Limiting situations arose during the execution of
this project due to the scarcity found in articles and research papers
and documented clinical cases targeting use of fascia lata ion dental
areas. Conclusions: Fascia lata is a resorbable, biocompatible
material, well tolerated by the recipient bed; when used in medical
and dental specialties it exhibits characteristics of accuracy
(security) and long duration.

Palabras clave

Fascia lata, muscle fascia, dentistry.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rodmex.2018.01.018


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