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Radiol Clin North Am. 2006 May;44(3):451-61.

Bone graft materials and synthetic substitutes.

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Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224-3899, USA.

Abstract

Bone graft materials quickly are becoming a vital tool in reconstructive orthopedic surgery and demonstrate considerable variability in their imaging appearance. Functions of bone graft materials include promoting osseous ingrowth and bone healing, providing a structural substrate for these processes, and serving as a vehicle for direct antibiotic delivery. The three primary types of bone graft materials are allografts, autografts, and synthetic bone graft substitutes.

PMID:
16644361
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2006.01.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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