In the business of bone donation, old hips are giving new life to people needing reconstructive surgery. If the patient ticks the bone donation box, part of the hip is taken away to be processed and turned into bone grafts. Sharon Bryce from the Australian Tissue Donation Network said the majority of people are not aware of bone donation. The surgeons prefer this tissue because it replicates the natural healing properties of the patient’s own bone, and efficiently it remodels into the patient’s own bone over a six to 12-month period.
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