The origin of bone formed by heterotopic periosteal autografts.

  title={The origin of bone formed by heterotopic periosteal autografts.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Nishimura and David J. Simmons and Elgene G Mainous},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={55 11},
PURPOSE This study tested the hypothesis that a significant amount of the new bone produced by heterotopic periosteal autografts is derived osteoinductively because proliferating periosteal cells express the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Rabbit ulnar and radial periosteum were autografted as free grafts (FGs) to the forelimb musculature, and as millipore diffusion chambers grafts (MDCGs) to the rectus abdominus muscle. The grafts were recovered at 3, 5, 7, 14, and 28… CONTINUE READING

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