Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Osstell ISQ Instrument- When to load your implants


I was walking through the exhibit hall and stumbled upon this device, the Osstell ISQ. The Osstell ISQ is the latest in a series of implant stability meters.
A magnetic peg is inserted into the implant. A hand-held probe is placed next to the peg to stimulate the peg inside the implant. A numeric display reflects the degree of implant stability. This tells you whether the implant is ready for loading or not.

The unit costs around $4000 but if it saves a few implants it will be well worth the cost.

To learn more go to the Osstell web site.

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