Scientific Understanding of the Induced Membrane Technique: Current Status and Future Directions

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Abstract

Objectives:

To review the most recent basic science advances made in relation to the induced membrane technique and how those relate to clinical practice, applications, and future research directions.

Design:

Review of the literature.

Setting:

Any trauma center which might encounter large segmental bone defects.

Articles Reviewed:

Basic science articles that looked at characteristics of the induced membrane published in the past 30 years.

Intervention:

None.

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