Transformation of a prefabricated hydroxyapatite/osteogenic protein-1 implant into a vascularised pedicled bone flap in the human chest.

Abstract

We describe the intramuscular transformation of a hydroxyapatite/osteogenic protein-1 (HA/OP-1) composite implant, into a vascularised pedicled bone flap useful for reconstruction of a hemi-mandible. Extraskeletal induction of a bone flap for transplantation was achieved without the addition of harvested bone, bone marrow, or stem cells. Five months after… (More)

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