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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824eca94
Reconstructive: Trunk: Special Topics

Bone Biology and Physiology: Part I. The Fundamentals

Buck, Donald W. II M.D.; Dumanian, Gregory A. M.D.

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Abstract

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, the biology of bone healing and bone physiology rarely surfaces within textbooks, literature reviews, or residency curricula. In this article, the authors present the first of a two-part series reviewing the important concepts of bone biology and bone physiology relevant to plastic surgery in an effort to ameliorate this educational gap.

©2012American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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