Bone Graft Materials and Synthetic Substitutes

Francesca D. Beaman, Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Mark J. Kransdorf

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Bone graft materials quickly are becoming a vital tool in reconstructive orthopedic surgery and demonstrate considerable variability in their imaging appearance. Functions of bone graft materials include promoting osseous ingrowth and bone healing, providing a structural substrate for these processes, and serving as a vehicle for direct antibiotic delivery. The three primary types of bone graft materials are allografts, autografts, and synthetic bone graft substitutes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-461
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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