Giuseppe Spinelli

Homologous graft


Reconstructive surgery

It represents an alternative to autologous grafting, if this is not possible. During a first visit the level of atrophy is carefully evaluated, through objective examination and radiographic documentation, and the level of risk is examined in relation also to the general health conditions of the patient.

Description: The homologous bone graft (same species) has the purpose of restoring the bone volume of the maxilla and mandible when this is not sufficient for the application of implants and the production of fixed prosthesis.

Anesthesia: The intervention can be performed, depending on the complexity and needs of the patient, under local anesthesia, with sedation analgesia in the operating room or under general anesthesia.

Healing: 3-6 days to resume daily activities; about 6 months to reach the bone integration necessary for the application of the implants.


The homologous graft is indicated when the atrophic area to be reconstructed is very extensive and offers the advantage of not having to create a double surgical site as, unlike the autologous graft, it does not provide a sampling site for the same patient.


In the first 3-6 days after surgery, mild swelling may occur in the post-operative region and pain can be controlled with the prescribed therapy.

The risk of post-operative bleeding is reduced by the application of stitches and the patient must take a prophylactic antibiotic therapy.