Versatile utilization of massive bone allografts in orthopedic surgery

Moshe Salai*, Israel Dudkiewitz, Yehuda Amit, Aharon Chechick, Abraham Ganel

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Abstract

The clinical use of massive bone allografts in orthopaedic surgery has become common practice in tumour operations and primary and revision total joint replacement. In certain special clinical situations associated with large bone loss, such as trauma, limb-length discrepancy repair or even infection, massive bone allografts can be successfully used. We present our treatment results of 47 patients who suffered from major bone loss due either to trauma, limb-length discrepancy repair, or infection. Our results (> 2 years minimum follow-up to allow full-bone allograft incorporation) indicate that the use of massive bone allografts in these special and delicate medical conditions is feasible, and have good functional results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalCell and Tissue Banking
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Bone allograft
  • Bone lengthening
  • Infection
  • Trauma

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