Article: Oct. 2007 – MIAMBE, report of 36 proceduresJuly 23, 2017
Article: 2009 – MIAMBE in the presence of antral septa, 26 proceduresJuly 23, 2017
Article: Aug. 2009 – Multi center registry results
Minimally invasive antral membrane balloon elevation - results of a multi-center registry
Kfir E, Goldstein M, Yerushalmi I, Rafaelov R, Mazor Z, Kfir V, Kaluski E.
Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2009 Oct;11 Suppl 1:e83-91. Epub 2009 Aug 3.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Frequently, the posterior maxilla lacks sufficient bone mass to support dental implants. This multi physician registry assessed the feasibility and safety of minimally invasive antral membrane balloon elevation (MIAMBE), followed by bone augmentation and implant fixation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
One hundred twelve consecutive patients were referred for MIAMBE. Following pre-procedural assessment and informed consent, patients underwent alveolar crest exposure, and 3 mm osteotomy followed by MIAMBE. Platelet-rich fibrin and bone substitutes were injected under the antral membrane; implant placement and primary closure were executed at the same sitting. Implant loading was carried out 6 to 9 months later.
One hundred nine (97.3%) patients successfully concluded the initial procedure. Three patients had membrane tear requiring procedure abortion. One case of infection was documented at 4 weeks. Procedure time was 58 +/- 23 minutes. Incremental bone height consistently exceeded 10 mm, and implant survival of 95% was observed at 6 to 9 months.
MIAMBE can be applied to all patients in need of posterior maxilla bone augmentation with high procedural success, low complication rate, and satisfactory bone augmentation and implant survival. As it is minimally invasive and associated with minimal discomfort, MIAMBE should be an alternative to the currently employed methods of maxillary bone augmentation.