The Efficacy of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor as a Bone-Stimulating Agent

Nonunion remains the most impactful complication following ankle and hindfoot arthrodesis. Historically, surgeons have relied on autologous bone graft (ABG) to combat nonunion risk. Although effective, ABG remains limited in quantity, varies in quality, and can be associated with harvest site pain and morbidity.

Nonunion remains the most impactful complication following ankle and hindfoot arthrodesis. Historically, surgeons have relied on autologous bone graft (ABG) to combat nonunion risk. Although effective, ABG remains limited in quantity, varies in quality, and can be associated with harvest site pain and morbidity.

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The Efficacy of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor as a Bone-Stimulating Agent