Rib cartilage from the sixth, seventh, and eighth ribs offers a long cartilaginous curvature, making the material reliable for grafting. Calcification of cartilage causes unexpected absorption, difficult manipulation, and donor site morbidity. Most studies of calcification were performed in Western countries.
To investigate the ...
JAMA Facial Plast Surg.
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online November 28, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.2031