TY - CHAP A1 - Nguyen Ngoc Hung ED1 - Alessandro Zorzi ED2 - Joao Batista de Miranda Y1 - 2012-03-21 PY - 2012 T1 - Basic Knowledge of Bone Grafting N2 - Bone grafting is the surgical procedure in which new bone (bone graft) or a replacement material (graft substitute), is placed into bone fractures or bone defects to aid in healing. Bone grafting is in the field of interest of many surgical specialties, such as: orthopedics, neurosurgery, dentistry, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, otolaryngology and others. In common, all these specialties have to handle problems concerning the lack of bone tissue or impaired fracture healing. There is a myriad of surgical techniques nowadays involving some kind of bone graft or bone graft substitute. This book gathers authors from different continents, with different points of view and different experiences with bone grafting. Leading researchers of Asia, America and Europe have contributed as authors. In this book, the reader can find chapters from the ones on basic principles, devoted to students, to the ones on research results and description of new techniques, experts will find very beneficial. BT - Bone Grafting SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30442 DO - 10.5772/30442 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-15 ER -