Sintered Bone: A New Type of Bone Graft


One of the most pressing concerns among surgeons is to develop a new type of bone graft material. Additional surgery on the same patient is always necessary in procuring autograft, and there is often a limit to supply. Complications of autograft are also well-known. Allograft and xenograft cannot be totally free from immunological problems. Nowadays, serious infection such as AIDS or hepatitis and unknown infections must also be considered. To overcome these difficulties, in 1982 we developed sintered bone, termed True Bone Ceramics (Koken, Tokyo, Japan). This material is not synthesized but derived from mammalian bone.


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    Ueno Y et al. (1985) Experimental studies of sintered bone implantation. Orthop Surg [Suppl] 8: 85–88 (in Japanese)Google Scholar
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    Ueno Y, Shima Y, Akiyama T (1987) Development of a new biomaterial as a bone substitute; True Bone Ceramics. In: Ceramic in clinical applications. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 369–378 (Material science monographs, vol 39)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Ueno
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWakayama Medical CollegeJapan

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