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Piezosurgery in forefoot surgery Volume 27, issue 2, Juin 2011

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Cet article a été présenté aux Journées d’hiver de la SFMCP à Paris, les 10 et 11 décembre 2010.

Piezosurgery is a new surgical technique used in dentistry to section hard tissues without damaging the adjacent soft tissues. We made 22 osteotomy interventions to correct functional disorders of the forefoot. The use of the device is considered a progress and allows for extremely precise bone-cutting with respect to soft tissue and decreased bone tissue thermal necrosis. After the study period, it was seen that piezosurgery increased the time of bone-cutting but not the overall operative time, because of the absence of soft tissue protection.