Orthobiologics in foot and ankle surgery

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There is growing interest in the use of bioengineered materials to positively influence healing of mesenchymal tissues in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. These tissues can be manipulated allograft tissue, inert mesenchymal substrates, or bioengineered recombinant products. This article reviews the foundation for this practice and provides an intellectual basis for introducing these products into an orthopaedic foot and ankle clinical practice.

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