Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 105, Issue 4, pp 235–238 | Cite as

Use of the acetabular reamer to harvest autogeneic bone graft material: A simple method for producing bone paste

Original Articles


In comparision with solid bone grafts, the particulate form as a paste-like material offers several advantages. The method reported for harvesting a homogeneous mixture of ground cortical and cancellous bone has proven to be simple, time-saving, and productive. A normal acetabular reamer is used to procure the graft from the outer surface of the posterior iliac wing, transforming it simultaneously into paste-like material.


Public Health Outer Surface Bone Graft Cancellous Bone Particulate Form 
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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Dick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of BaselSwitzerland

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