Bone Grafting: Substitutes vs Autograft: Show Me The Money!




7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

*1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Webinar Description:

This Bone Graft Webinar is intended to help the physician assimilate evidence-based treatment plans for fracture nonunion and management of skeletal defects. We will highlight the various types of nonunions, treatment principles,  and most importantly the selection of bone graft for any given scenario. We hope to share important data on the types of bone grafts available (autograft, BMA and allograft) and the cost associated with each type. Finally, we hope to shed some light on the success of different treatment options and potential complications associated with each choice of graft (harvest/auto vs expense/allo).


After the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify different types of nonunion and the need for added stability, improved biology or both
  • Define various types of bone graft (autograft and allograft) and when best to apply them
  • Prepare the management of skeletal defect with the appropriate bone regenerate
  • Recognize the success and cost associated with use of various types of bone grafting for treatment of nonunion and skeletal defect.

Moderator and Faculty:
Moderator: J. Tracy Watson, MD
Faculty: Brent L. Norris, MD, Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, Steven J. Morgan, MD


Introduction:  Brent L. Norris, MD

Emil H. Schemitsch, MD

  1. Bone Graft Properties
    1. Osteoconductive
    2. Osteoinductive
    3. Osteogenic
  2. Allografts
    1. Types and properties                              
    2. Science behind properties
  3. Autograft
    1. ICBG
    2. RIA
  4. Cell Based Therapies
    1. BMAC

Steven J. Morgan, MD

  1. Indications for bone grafting                   
    1. Nonunion
      1. Without defect
      2. With defect
    2. Arthrodesis                                              
  2. Clinical Results
    1. Allografts
    2. Autograft
    3. Cell Based

Brent L. Norris, MD

  1. Treatment Strategies                              
    1. NU without defect
      1. On-lay                                          
    2. NU with defect
      1. Masquelet
    3. Arthrodesis

J. Tracy Watson, MD / All Faculty

  1. Summary
    1. Costs
    2. Value                                                        
    3. Outcomes 


1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.