Published in Blood Weekly, December 9th, 1996
Sufficient quantities of autogenous cancellous bone - considered the ideal graft material for treating certain bone defects - are not always available, noted Kenneth D. Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues ("Porous Ceramics as Bone Graft Substitutes in Long Bone Defects: A Biomechanical, Histological, and Radiographic Analysis," Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 1996;4:351-369). Investigating potential substitute material, Johnson et al. compared the attributes of three porous ceramic bone graft materials in...
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