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Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 11     1. Nov. 1997
Quintessence Int 28 (1997), No. 11  (01.11.1997)

Page 737-743

A split-shank prefabricated post system: A critical multidisciplinary review
Wilson / Setcos / Dummer / Gorman / Hopwood / Saunders / Hughlock / Hunter
A multidisciplinary panel of senior academics and practitioners has evaluated a system of prefabricated threaded split-shank posts (Flexi-Post/Flexi-Flange) from published research and their own clinical use. These posts have been compared with requirements of an ideal post system in relation to clinical use, stress effects, stress distribution, retention, loosening and displacement, provision for cores, and biocompatibility. The purpose was to provide this critical review to allow interested clinicians to compare this novel design to other available post systems.