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Foot Ankle Clin. 2010 Dec;15(4):611-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2010.09.003.

Stem cells in bone grafting: Trinity allograft with stem cells and collagen/beta-tricalcium phosphate with concentrated bone marrow aspirate.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 North Calvert Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.


The orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon needs bone grafts in the clinical situation of fracture healing and in bone-fusion procedures. This article briefly outlines thought processes and techniques for 2 recent options for the surgeon. The Trinity product is a unique combination of allograft bone and allograft stem cells. The beta-tricalcium phosphate and collagen materials provide an excellent scaffold for bone growth; when combined with concentrated bone marrow aspirate, they also offer osteoconductive and osteoinductive as well as osteogenerative sources for new bone formation.

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