Bone graft substitutes

  title={Bone graft substitutes},
  author={Thomas W. Bauer},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
Surgeons involved in skeletal repair, reconstruction, and oncology commonly encounter or create bone defects that are unlikely to heal if treated by fixation alone. Cancellous and cortical autografts have been used for decades to treat skeletal defects, but the amount of autograft is limited, and morbidity related to autograft harvesting can be considerable. Allograft can “extend” autograft, but has limited biological and mechanical properties, carries with it the potential for disease… CONTINUE READING


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