Gamma irradiation. An effective procedure for bone banks, but does it make sense from an osteobiological perspective?

@article{Endres2009GammaIA,
  title={Gamma irradiation. An effective procedure for bone banks, but does it make sense from an osteobiological perspective?},
  author={Stefan Endres and Marita Kratz},
  journal={Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          25-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bone grafts promote bone healing by supplying a three-dimensional structure that supports bone ingrowth. Autologous bone therefore still remains the "gold standard" for grafts. Unfortunately, autologous bone grafts are associated with an increased morbidity. In order to avoid such problems, intensive research has been carried out on alternative materials such as allogeneic bone. However, its use is dependent on bone banks and its availability is limited. Gamma irradiation is now… CONTINUE READING

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