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A structural unit of bone consisting of a haversian canal and corresponding lamellae of compact bone. Also called haversian system.

[German Osteon, from Greek osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]
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Regressive changes in the compact tissues are also confirmed by dilatation of less-mineralized bone material, internal and external surrounding plates while simultaneous narrowing of osteon layer.
Pro Osteon 200 and 500R (Biomet, Warsaw, Indiana) are commercially available and have an interconnectivity and porosity similar to cancellous bone.
Britz HM, Thomas CDL, Clement JG, Cooper DML (2009) The relation of femoral osteon geometry to age, sex, height and weight.
Tetracycline, a modern-day antibiotic, is a fluorophor that binds with calcium during the mineralization phase of osteon production.
The basic functional unit of mature compact bone is the osteon or Haversian system.
The use of hydroxyapatite from coral as a bone implant aid is FDA-approved and marketed as Pro Osteon Implant 500.
The name comes from osteon, the Greek for bone, and spermum, the Latin for seed, an apparent reference to the seed's shape.
Bone osteon evaluation also confirmed an estimated age of about 34 years.
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In addition to Traditional Allograft, Resorbable Granules and Blocks, Synthetic Bone Graft Substitutes and DBM Putty, the NEW Pro Osteon line now includes: DBM Paste, Bone Marrow Aspirate and Concentrators, Bone Void Fillers and Machined Graft Substitutes.