Subspecialty Theme Collection – July

Bone graft substitutes are an attractive alternative to cadaveric allograft and autograft. Surgeons currently have a wide choice of commercially available products, with new products reaching the market at a rapid rate.

The articles in July’s Subspecialty Theme Collection review the basic science and classes of bone graft substitutes, as well as current trends in a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties. Level 1 evidence for the use of bone graft substitutes in orthopaedic surgery is lacking. The orthopaedic community will be challenged to develop appropriate clinical guidelines in this rapidly evolving area.

Joel M. Werier, MD, FRCSC
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Articles in the Bone Graft Substitutes series will be available according to the schedule below.

Date Released


July 2, 2012

Bone Graft Substitutes – Basic Science

July 9, 2012

Applications of Bone Graft Substitutes in Sports Medicine, Trauma and Spine Surgery

July 9, 2012

Bone Graft Substitutes in Oncology, Pediatrics and Hip Arthroplasty


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