Novel approach for critical bone defect repair, A
Critical bone defects are defined as defects that will not naturally heal over a patient's lifetime, even with surgical stabilization. When these occur in the long bones of the axial skeleton (secondary to trauma, tumor resection, etc.), limb-sparing surgery can be performed to avoid amputation of the limb. This procedure typically involves the installation of a steel locking plate over the defect, along with an endoprosthesis or allograft to fill the void of resected bone. Much progress has been made in the natural bone regeneration using tissue engineering (TE) scaffolds in place of these ...
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