Fractures occur in all individuals regardless of age. Those who are older and have less dense bone (osteoporosis) are...
Evolution of Bone Grafting
Nearly 1 million procedures are performed with the use of bone graft in the United States and continues to grow at a rate of approximately 13% per year. Bone grafts are commonly used in cases for fractures or when there are issues with bone union (healing). Grafts are also commonly used with implants for spinal fusions, joint arthrodesis, as well as trauma or tumor cases. When possible, autografts (graft from another body site in the same patient) are preferred as this decreases the chance of rejection, however this is not always an option due to multiple factors.