Void Filling Bone
OsteoSource™ allograft bone particulates have osteoconductive properties and are well suited to fill bone structure defects. Osteoconductive allografts act as a scaffold for the growth of natural bone. Over time, the natural bone replaces the donor’s bone. OsteoSource™ eliminates the need for autograft bone, associated with donor site morbidity, longer surgery time, and increased recovery time.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone and provides a scaffold for new bone growth. Bone grafts may be autograft (obtained from the patient’s body), allograft (obtained from a donor), or synthetic.
Benefits of using allograft/synthetic versus autograft include:
- Eliminates the need for a second surgical site
- Reduced pain and loss of function from the second surgical site
- Reduced surgical time
- Reduced risk of infection or bleeding
- Reduced recovery time after surgery
Successful bone grafts have one or more of these three properties:
- Osteoconductive: graft acts as a scaffold for the growth of natural bone
- Osteoinductive: graft contains growth factors that recruit immature cells and stimulate those cells to develop into active bone-forming cells called osteoblasts
- Osteogenic: graft directly provides living cells that contribute to the growth of natural bone