Iliac crest bone graft. Osteotome versus saw.

@article{Jones1993IliacCB,
  title={Iliac crest bone graft. Osteotome versus saw.},
  author={Alan A Jones and Paul Joseph Dougherty and Neil A. Sharkey and Daniel R. Benson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 14},
  pages={2048-52}
}
The strength of saw-harvested vs. osteotome-harvested Smith-Robinson iliac crest grafts from five fresh frozen cadavers was compared. Matched pairs of grafts were harvested, one with a saw and the other with an osteotome from equivalent locations on the two iliac crests of each pelvis. Grafts were tested to failure in axial compression, and load… CONTINUE READING