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Table 5 Use and timing of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and implant failure

From: Outcomes of implant-based oral rehabilitation in head and neck oncology patients—a retrospective evaluation of a large, single regional service cohort

  No. of patients No. of implants No. of patients with failed implants Patient-level implant failure (%) No. of implant failures Implant level failure (%)
Radiotherapy 75 382 11 14.7 15 3.9
 Pre-operative 68 360 8 11.8 9 2.5
 Post-operative 7 22 3 42.9 6 27.3
Chemoradiotherapy 30 143 7 23.3 11 7.7
 Pre-operative 29 138 7 24.1 11 8.0
 Post-operative 1 5 0 0 0 0
Chemotherapy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither 62 254 6 9.7 8 3.2
Total 167 779 24 14.4 34 4.4
  1. The number of patients and implants placed into patients who recieved radiotherapy, chemoradiotherapy, chemotherapy (pre- and post-implant placement) and those that or did not receive radiotherpahy or chemotherapy and the number and percentage of patients and implants that failed in each of these groups