Nerve damage resulting from oral surgery and medical legal implications


Submitted: 9 June 2017
Accepted: 9 June 2017
Published: 30 December 2009
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  • Silvana Rizzo Chair of Oral Surgery, Departement of Oral Sciences “S. Palazzi”, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Saturnino Marco Lupi School of Specialty of Oral Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
  • Paolo Zampetti Visiting Professor, Departement of Oral Sciences “S. Palazzi”, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
Aim During oral surgery and implantology in particular, nerve damage can occur. This event falls in the group of iatrogenic injuries and may lead to medical litigation. Case description Two cases of legal dispute subsequent to lower alveolar nerve damage after implant surgery are reported. Discussion and conclusion In relation with the cases, a detailed analysis of the most common causes of such injuries is presented, as well as the diagnostic techniques and possible treatments are proposed. In addition, the various procedures leading to the evaluation of biological damage are illustrated.

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Rizzo, S., Lupi, S. M., & Zampetti, P. (2009). Nerve damage resulting from oral surgery and medical legal implications. Journal of Osseointegration, 1(3), 86–94. https://doi.org/10.23805/jo.2009.01.03.02

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