A bone graft is defined as implanted material, used alone or in combination with other material(s), to promote bone healing through osteogenesis, osteoinduction, and osteoconduction[1-4].
Conventionally, during surgery it is very common for the bone
graft substitute particles to scatter around the soft tissue. The surgeon must then pick up every fragment of bone graft and insert it particle by particle into the area to be merged into the space to be filled. The bone graft material fragments which are dispersed around the soft tissue are difficult to contain and collecting
them is time-consuming during surgery.
During surgery, we have drawn blood from the patient and added it to the bone graft particles in order to contain these particles in the fusion area. The aim of this article is to describe this technique.
Hemostasis is the process of blood clot formation. When blood vessel walls are disrupted, the clotting process begins rapidly and is localized. The mechanism of coagulation starts with activation, adhesion, and aggregation of platelets with sequential activation of enzymes resulting in significant stepwise response amplification. The results of local generation of fibrin, enmeshes and reinforces the platelet plug. Clot formation is the initial response to stop bleeding, followed by clot lysis and tissue remodeling [6,7].