Orthopedic SurgeonPast-President (1997-1999)Associate Clinical Professor Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic FoundationAmerican Association Tissue BanksCase Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Pages: 38 Published: Jan 2003
ALLOGRAFT MUSCULOSKELETAL TISSUES have been used successfully by orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of their patients over the decades. Allografts fill defects, provide structural support, including replacement of the large skeletal segments, and stimulate bone healing in the case of demineralized bone that has osteoinductive properties. The surgeon must evaluate the patient's orthopedic problem and determine the type of implant that will be most suitable. Will it be used for reconstruction or primarily to stimulate bone healing?
Paper ID: MONO10059M