- bone grafting
Who is a candidate for the procedure?
- fuse a bone to prevent movement, such as a
- help abnormally formed bones, or birth defects involving bone, to develop in a healthy manner
- help realign
bone fractures, or broken bones, that have not healed well
- repair a bone that fails to heal
- replace bone cut out during surgery, such as when a bone tumor is removed
How is the procedure performed?
Lehman, Daniel and Rougraff, Bruce "Recent Advances in Bone Grafting" [hyperLink url="http://www.medlib.iupui.edu/bcr/recadv.htm" linkTitle="www.medlib.iupui.edu/bcr/recadv.htm"]www.medlib.iupui.edu/bcr/recadv.htm[/hyperLink]
Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness&Surgery by H. Winter Griffith, M.D. (c) 1995 The Putnam Berkley Group, Inc.