MCL on site CTG de-epithelisation Technique

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Posted on By Bernardo Mira Correa In Soft Tissue Enhancement

Simplify your CTG de-epithelisation, by doing it Before removing the graft from the donor area!
Scrape the epithelium with a new scalpel blade, and then proceed with the connective tissue harvesting!
It's a very simple tip, yet we believe it can make be very useful!
Best regards
Bernardo Mira Correa & Filipe Lopes


protect the donor area with a vacuum splint
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8 Comments

Bernardo,
Nice technique.
May I ask you what will happens if you do not remove the epithelium at all'?
Thanks for sharing.
Armando


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Hi Alezandro!
When we are doing CAF with CTG, we prefer not to include the epithelium, because if you leave it, you are decreasing the vascular area of the graft. On the other hand you can be allowing the palatal keratinised phenotype to show up, which can be less positive in aesthetic areas.
If we mean to enhance the keratinised tissues, we can keep it partially (Wegde palatal graft technique).


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Thanks for the tip.
Regards
Jorge


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My pleasure jorge! :)


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Very clever...


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just a more practical approach!


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Bernardo-


Nice tip- would you advocate the same for the tuberosity ?

Cheers,

Richard


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Hi Richard!! I think this tip is really handy for the tuberosity! Because the epithelium covers the CT almost 360º around, so if you de epithilise it after collecting it, sometimes you can end you with scarse CT.
if you do it on site, you can be much more accurate on obtaining the adequate thickness of CT!

Hope to see you in NY! :)


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Salvin
Hu-Friedy