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Learn About Tissue Grafts

Section Introduction

Tissue grafts come in two forms: bone and soft tissue. The general term tissue is used to describe the many types of biological matter that compose our bodies – cartilage, tendon, nerve, bone, and skin among others. Tissue grafts make reconstructive, reparative, and replacement surgeries possible for patients with a variety of mild to severe health problems. Other forms of tissue donation assist researchers in conducting experiments to improve medicine.