Bone banking. Update on methods and materials.

  title={Bone banking. Update on methods and materials.},
  author={William W. Tomford and Henry J. Mankin},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={30 4},
Bone allografts are being used in increasing numbers by orthopedic surgeons, yet many surgeons are unfamiliar with their preparation and processing, as well as their use as safe and effective transplants. This article reviews current sources of bone allografts, new methods of processing to achieve optimal results, the biology of incorporation of allografts, and new bone substitutes. 

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