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Immediate Osseointegrated Implants for Cancer Patients: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: January 13, 2015
Project Number: RC0622-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of immediate osseointegrated implants for cancer patients following ablative surgery of the face or mouth?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of immediate osseointegrated implants for cancer patients following ablative surgery of the face or mouth?

Key Message

One study was included in this review. It was a retrospective controlled study which evaluated the effectiveness of immediate osseointegrated implants compared with delayed implants in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. The study provided very limited evidence that delayed and immediate osseointegrated implant protocols have similar implant survival rate at 5 years. However, there was no information about other outcomes of interest such as the impact of treatment on quality of life, oral function, and complications.