Prior to use, the resorbable BoneGuard® membrane requires rehydration in a saline solution for around 5 minutes. This enables it to regain its flexibility.
It is completely reversible so has no “bone side” and “mucosal side” faces.
Due to its resistance, it may be screwed (find out about Graftek membrane screws), pinned, or sutured with no risk of tearing.
(1) H. Fellah, S. Kimakhe, G. Daculsi, P. Layrolle, “Macro/Microporous Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Cylinders and Resorbable Collagen Membranes for Guided Bone Growth”, Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 439-442, 2008
(2) Jégoux F, Goyenvalle E, Cognet R, Malard O, Moreau F, Daculsi G, Aguado E., Mandibular segmental defect regenerated with macroporous biphasic calcium phosphate, collagen membrane, and bone marrow graft in dogs., Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Oct;136(10):971-8
(3) Jegoux, E. Goyenvalle, E. Aguado, R. Cognet, F. Moreau, G. Daculsi, “Periostal Reconstruction Using New Porcine Microstructured Collagen Membrane and Calcium Phosphate Cement: A Dog Model”, Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 396-398, pp. 257-260, 2009
(4) Jégoux, F., Goyenvalle, E., Cognet, R., Malard, O., Moreau, F., Daculsi, G. and Aguado, E. (2009), Reconstruction of irradiated bone segmental defects with a biomaterial associating MBCP+®, microstructured collagen membrane and total bone marrow grafting: An experimental study in rabbits. J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 91A: 1160–1169
(5) Jegoux, E. Aguado, R. Cognet, O. Malard, F. Moreau, G. Daculsi, E. Goyenvalle, “Repairing Segmental Defect with a Composite Associating Collagen Membrane and MBCP® Combined with Total Bone Marrow Graft in Irradiated Bone Defect: an Experimental Study in Rabbit”, Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 1245-1248, 2008
(6) Jegoux F, Aguado E, Cognet R, Malard O, Moreau F, Daculsi G, Goyenvalle E., Alveolar ridge augmentation in irradiated rabbit mandibles., J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Jun 15;93(4):1519-26.