OREF grant recipient aims to reverse the failures of allografts
Failure rates are sure to weigh on the minds of patients in need of a bone graft. Studies have found that half of all allografts following tumor resection fail in the first 5 years. At 10 years, that statistic rises to 60 percent. Moreover, 75 percent of nonfatal war wounds are injuries of the extremities that involve infected critical-size defects.