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SPONTANEOUS HEALING INHERENT IN TRANSPLANTED BONE.

HAAS, S. L.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: April 1922
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1. There is sufficient energy stored in the osteoblastic cells of a live bone transplant, placed in a muscle and removed from all osseous contact, to form a union between two fragments of a fracture produced in such a transplant.

2. Because of this very active, independent, regenerative and reparative property innate in the live bone transplant it is advisable to utilize living bone, whenever possible, for any purpose where a transplant is indicated.

(C) 1922 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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