Bone Grafts and Bone Graft Substitutes in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

De Long Jr., William G.; Einhorn, Thomas A.; Koval, Kenneth; McKee, Michael; Smith, Wade; Sanders, Roy; Watson, Tracy
March 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 3, p649
Academic Journal
The article offers information about the use of bone graft substitutes in orthopedic trauma surgery. Bone graft substitute represents a spectrum of products that have effects on bone-healing. The properties of these products are categorized as osteoinductive, osteoconductive or osteogenic. A summary of the levels of recommendation regarding various bone graft substitutes is also provided.


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