Comparison of frozen and freeze-dried particulate bone allografts

Theodore Malinin, H. Thomas Temple

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Abstract

Freeze-dried and frozen particulate bone allografts are used interchangeably on the assumption that the biologic behavior of these grafts is similar. Dissimilarities in biologic behavior and differences in the rate and extent of bone incorporation of freeze-dried and frozen particulate grafts were demonstrated in a comparative study using a non-human primate model. Freeze-dried particulate allografts induced new bone formation and healing of the osseous defects much faster than the frozen allografts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalCryobiology
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Bone allografts
  • Freeze-drying
  • Freezing
  • Non-human primates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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