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A New Bone Graft Substitute

  • V. Mooney
  • R. Holmes

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to provide some information regarding the potentials for a material which appears to be as effective as autogenous graft in providing new bone formation at sites where bone deficits or delays in new bone formation exist. This material is made from sea coral by a system known as replamineform.

Keywords

Bone Formation Cancellous Bone Bone Regeneration Autogenous Bone Void Volume Fraction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

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  • V. Mooney
  • R. Holmes

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