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Bone: grafting

Contributor(s): Carl Kirker-Head, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Roles:
  • Osteogenesis, osteoinduction and osteoconduction.
  • Mechanical support.
  • To replace bone lost as a result of:
  • Types:
  • Autogenous - graft taken from one site and applied to another site within the same animal; superior to other types; abundant sources in the horse.
  • Fresh cancellous bone grafts are the most commonly used.
  • Sources:

Biology of bone grafts

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Cancellous bone grafts

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Cortical bone grafts

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Vascularized bone grafts

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Other techniques

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Kold S E, Killingbeck J M (1998)The use of autogenous cancellous bone cysts in the distal phalanges, three cases. Equine Vet Educ10(6) 307-312.
  • O'Reilly J L, et al (1998)Treatment of a chronic comminuted fracture of the fibula in a horse. JAVMA212396-398.
  • Cassotis N J, et al (1997)Use of full cortical allographt to repair a metatarsal fracture in a foal. JAVMA2111155-1157.
  • Honnas C M, et al (1995)Use of autogenous cancellous bone grafting in the treatment of septic navicular bursitis and distal sesamoid osteomyelitis in horses. JAVMA2061191-1194.
  • Hanie E A, et al (1992)Comparions of two grafting methods in a 4.0 mm drill defects in the third metacarpal bone of horses. Equine Vet J24387-390.
  • Jackman B R, et al (1992)Treatment of a mandibular bone cyst by use of a corticocancellous bone graft in a horse. JAVMA201892-894.
  • Henninger R W, et al (1991)Lag screw and cancellous bone graft fixation of transverse proximal sesamoid bone fractures in 15 horses. JAVMA199606-612.
  • Boero M J, et al (1989)Evaluation of the tibia as a source of autogenous cancellous bone in the horse. Vet Surg18322-327.
  • Kold SE, Hickman J (1984)Results of treatment of subchondral bone cysts in the medial condyle of the equine femur with an autogenous cancellous bone graft. Equine Vet J16414-418.

Other sources of information

  • Markel, M (1996)Bone grafts and bone substitutes.In Equine Fracture Repair.Ed A J Nixon. W B Saunders, Philadelphia. ISBN 0 7216 6754 6.


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