The decision-making process: allograft versus autograft.

@article{Deutsch2007TheDP,
  title={The decision-making process: allograft versus autograft.},
  author={Harel Deutsch and Regis W Haid and Gerald E Rodts and Praveen V. Mummaneni},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={60 1 Supp1 1},
  pages={S98-102}
}
The decision whether to use allograft or autograft in ventral cervical fusions has been widely discussed. The literature includes several prospective randomized trials. Extensive clinical evidence indicates that autograft use results in increased arthrodesis rates and less graft collapse. However, autograft harvest has a substantial morbidity rate. Allografts avoid the morbidity associated with autograft harvest but result in decreased arthrodesis rates and increased graft collapse rates. The… CONTINUE READING

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