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English translation: knife-edge mandibular ridge

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05:24 Jan 22, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical / Dental Implantology
German term or phrase: Spitzkammkiefer
"F 169:

Bei der Kompensation des horizontalen Defizites im Spitzkammkiefer gibt es zur Anlagerungsplastik keine Alternative"

From a text containing little excerpts to do with dental implantology.

I can't find "Spitzkammkiefer" anywhere and haven't got the slightest idea what it is. Something to do with the jaw I guess. A Kieferkamm is an alveolar ridge, so maybe it's related to that. TIA for any light you can shed on this utterly obscure term.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 05:10
English translation:knife-edge mandibular ridge
Explanation:
I found "knife-edge" in connection with Spitzkamm (http://mitglied.lycos.de/zmed/files/Orale_Chirurgie_SS.pdf), und also several scientific papers on this subject so maybe it fits.

"A technique is presented for interforaminal lateral augmentation of mandibles with adequate bone height, but extremely knife-edged mandibular alveolar ridges (Class IV of Cawood and Howell's classification of residual ridges), in which the crestal portion of the knife-edged ridge is used as grafting material."
The Howell classification is explained in the pdf 2001. The other link has nice pictures.
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lisa23
Germany
Local time: 19:10
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I really appreciate your efforts to reason out a solution and make a case for it. For that, I'm giving you 3 points. I feel I can't give you the maximum on this occasion, because there's just not enough certainty about your answer. It could yet prove completely wrong. But it's all I've got to go with, so I'm going to use it, although I might actually say "knife-edged alveolar ridge". I'm definitely not entering it in the glossary though. Far too much doubt still remains. But again, I really thank you for giving this a good go - it was a top-class effort!
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knife-edge mandibular ridge


Explanation:
I found "knife-edge" in connection with Spitzkamm (http://mitglied.lycos.de/zmed/files/Orale_Chirurgie_SS.pdf), und also several scientific papers on this subject so maybe it fits.

"A technique is presented for interforaminal lateral augmentation of mandibles with adequate bone height, but extremely knife-edged mandibular alveolar ridges (Class IV of Cawood and Howell's classification of residual ridges), in which the crestal portion of the knife-edged ridge is used as grafting material."
The Howell classification is explained in the pdf 2001. The other link has nice pictures.


    Reference: http://www.pecanov-schroeder.de/arbeitsproben/ICRPS_Kiel_Mai...
    Reference: http://www.srt-psc.com/4case98.html
lisa23
Germany
Local time: 19:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 644
Grading comment
I really appreciate your efforts to reason out a solution and make a case for it. For that, I'm giving you 3 points. I feel I can't give you the maximum on this occasion, because there's just not enough certainty about your answer. It could yet prove completely wrong. But it's all I've got to go with, so I'm going to use it, although I might actually say "knife-edged alveolar ridge". I'm definitely not entering it in the glossary though. Far too much doubt still remains. But again, I really thank you for giving this a good go - it was a top-class effort!
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