Autograft reconstructions.

  title={Autograft reconstructions.},
  author={Dempsey S. Springfield},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={27 3},
Autogenous bone and cartilage grafts provide the optimal material to be used in reconstruction of the skeleton. If there were an adequate supply of autogenous bone grafts of ideal size and shape, there would be no need for allograft or endoprosthetic replacements. Unfortunately, the major limitation to the use of autografts is their short supply. This is especially true when articular cartilage is needed. The other shortcoming of autogenouus grafts is the donor site morbidity, which, although… CONTINUE READING
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