Nonallograft osteoconductive bone graft substitutes.

  title={Nonallograft osteoconductive bone graft substitutes.},
  author={Robert Bucholz},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • Robert Bucholz
  • Published 2002 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 bone grafting procedures are done annually in the United States. Approximately (1/2) of these surgeries involve spinal arthrodesis whereas 35% to 40% are used for general orthopaedic applications. Synthetic bone graft substitutes currently represent only 10% of the bone graft market, but their share is increasing as experience and confidence in their use are accrued. Despite 15 to 20 years of clinical experience with various synthetic substitutes, there have been… CONTINUE READING