Treatment of large segmental bone defects with reamer-irrigator-aspirator bone graft: technique and case series

Todd A McCall, David S Brokaw, Bradley A Jelen, D Kevin Scheid, Angela V Scharfenberger, Dean C Maar, James M Green, Melanie R Shipps, Marcus B Stone, Dana Musapatika, Timothy G Weber
Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2010, 41 (1): 63-73; table of contents
Treatment of large segmental defects using conventional autogenous iliac crest bone graft can be limited by volume of cancellous bone and donor site morbidity. The reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) technique allows access to a large volume of cancellous bone graft containing growth factors with potency equal to or greater than autograft material from the iliac crest. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of RIA-harvested autogenous bone graft for treating large segmental defects of long bones.

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