Discussion of the Experimental Results

  • Bernd-Dietrich Katthagen


The assessment of bone-replacement materials is only possible against the background of current experience with bone transplants. It is generally accepted that autogenous spongiosa and bone marrow are the only bone-transplants with an osteogenic effect, i. e. only these grafts contain cells which are capable of permanent proliferation and osteoregeneration.


Bone Defect Bone Regeneration Osteoprogenitor Cell Defensive Reaction Empty Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd-Dietrich Katthagen
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  1. 1.Orthopädische Universitätsklinik und PoliklinikHomburg/SaarFederal Republic of Germany

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