Optimizing Soft Tissue Management and Spacer Design in Segmental Bone Defects
Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2015
Cleveland Clinic Cleveland United States
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This proposal addresses the treatment of segmental bone defects and methods that can be used to manipulate the Masquelet induced membrane to create a graft bed that optimizes bone regeneration. The results showed that scraping the inner surface of the induced membrane provided a highly desirable environment that promoted more bone regeneration by providing exposure of the autograft placed in the defect site to fresh blood and competing non-osteogenic cells.