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The skeletal system is structurally and functionally unique. It can be referred to as connective tissue that lost its ability to resist mineralization as mineralization in any other connective tissues is heterotopic. In addition to providing support for muscular attachments, the skeletal system protects nerves and harbors the hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells within the bone marrow compartment. However, there are distinct phenotypic and functional differences between the orofacial skeleton compared to axial and appendicular skeleton. How different is the jaw bone from other non‐craniofacial bones? Interestingly, developmental, biological, and clinical outcomes point to distinctive features that make the jaw bone unique.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Akintoye, S. (2018). The distinctive jaw and alveolar bone regeneration. Oral Diseases, 24(1-2), 49-51], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.12761]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving [link to http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms].
orofacial, mesenchymal stem cells, graft, regeneration
Akintoye, S. O. (2018). The Distinctive Jaw and Alveolar Bone Regeneration. Oral Diseases, 24 (1-2), http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/odi.12761
Date Posted: 01 March 2022
This document has been peer reviewed.