Summary: The principles of bone biology and physiology permeate all subspecialty practices in plastic and reconstructive surgery, from hand surgery to aesthetic surgery. Despite its importance in our practices, these topics rarely surface within textbooks, literature reviews, or residency curricula. The authors present the second portion of a two-part review of the important concepts of bone biology and bone physiology relevant to plastic surgery, in an effort to ameliorate this educational gap.
From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Received for publication September 28, 2011; accepted December 6, 2011.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. As a review, this project was exempt from requiring institutional review board approval.
Gregory A. Dumanian, M.D.; 675 North St. Clair Street, Galter 19-250, Chicago, Ill. 60611, firstname.lastname@example.org