Prostheses, Bone, Freeze-Dried
Definition : Biological bone grafts stored after stabilization by rapid freezing and dehydration under vacuum conditions (i.e., lyophilization). These grafts are typically obtained from the body of another person (i.e., allografts, usually from cadavers) or, less frequently, from a different animal species (i.e., xenografts). Biological bone grafts are usually stored in bone banks using very-low-temperature freezers; they are used in reconstructive and/or plastic surgery to increase body mass and provide mechanical support.
UMDC code : 16862