The acetabular reamer: A unique tool for anterior iliac crest bone graft harvesting

David G. Gossman, William Rosenblum, Oneida Arosarena, Joseph Valentino

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Abstract

Bone grafting is often required in craniofacial reconstruction. Morselized corticocancellous bone grafts are particularly useful in applications such as filling and contouring irregular bony defects. Obtaining grafts of this consistency by traditional methods is difficult. An efficient harvesting method that can produce such grafting material in clinically useful quantities is needed. We report the use of a mechanical acetabular reamer for the purpose of harvesting a bone graft from the iliac crest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume115
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acetabular reamer
  • Anterior iliac crest
  • Bone graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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