Donor age and gender effects on osteoinductivity of demineralized bone matrix.


Allogeneic demineralized bone matrix (DBM) has been used extensively as a clinical graft material because of its inherent osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties. There is continued debate over the acceptable age range of donors for bone and whether the effectiveness of the tissue as a graft is influenced by gender. Contradictory evidence has been… (More)


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