Andreas Kolk, Jörg Handschel, Wolf Drescher, Daniel Rothamel, Frank Kloss, Marco Blessmann, Max Heiland, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Ralf Smeets
Abstract:An autologous bone graft is still the ideal material for the repair of craniofacial defects, but its availability is limited and harvesting can be associated with complications. Bone replacement materials as an alternative have a long history of success. With increasing technological advances the spectrum of grafting materials has broadened to allografts, xenografts, and synthetic materials, providing material specific advantages. A large number of bone-graft substitutes are available including allograft bone …
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