KeypointsOverall BAHS Implant survival rate can be as high as 92% at 15‐year follow‐up for 4‐mm implantsYoung age (<18) is associated with increased risk for implant loss3‐mm implants is not associated with increased risk for implant lossSecond implants placed after implant loss are associated with increased risk for implant lossMale gender is associated with increased risk for implant lossINTRODUCTIONThe Bone‐Anchored Hearing System (BAHS) has become an established option for rehabilitation of several type of hearing impairment such as conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and single‐sided deafness. Overall good outcomes have been reported. Nevertheless, complications such as inflammation of the skin around the percutaneous abutment, pain and implant loss are related to BAHS.For implant loss stability, primary and secondary stability are important concepts. Primary stability is defined as implant stability immediately after surgery. Dental studies show that primary stability is influenced by implant design, surgical technique, bone quantity and bone quality. Secondary stability is defined as stability over time and is determined by primary stability and osseointegration. In dental implants, osseointegration is influenced by surgical trauma, implant design, smoking status and other subject‐related factors such as diabetes and hygiene.In BAHS, implant loss rates of 8.3%‐18% have been reported. 3‐mm
Clinical Otolaryngology – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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