Learn About Bone Grafts
Autograft bone, derived locally or from a second surgery site on the patient, provides a scaffold, signaling proteins, and viable cells.1 The osteoinductivity of autograft is limited to those areas of bone which were undergoing routine remodeling.
Local autograft originates from the surgical site. Once it is removed, it may be processed through a bone mill, and then re-implanted in the surgical site. Autograft may also be taken from a second surgery site, such as the iliac crest or the medullary canal, and then implanted in the surgical site.