Pelvic reconstruction using massive frozen autograft bearing tumor.


9040 Background: Allograft is difficult to obtain in Japan for socioreligious reasons, so autograft bone, such as irradiation, autoclaving and pasteurization et al, has been widely used. However, they may cause weakness of the treated bone and loss of bone induction activity. So we developed a new method for treating autografts that utilizes the hypothermic… (More)