Review article: bone transplantation and immune response.

  title={Review article: bone transplantation and immune response.},
  author={Hamid Shegarfi and Olav Reiker{\aa}s},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  volume={17 2},
Bone is the second most common transplant tissue after blood, with the iliac crest autologous graft being most used. Bone transplantation induces osteogenesis to repair bone defects. Despite being the most efficient, autogenous bone requires an additional incision and its supply may be inadequate. Deep-frozen allogeneic bone can be an alternative, but is at risk of microbiological contamination, transmission of unrecognised germs, delayed incorporation, and cellular and humoral immune reactions… CONTINUE READING

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