dowel graft

dowel graft

orthopedic surgery a specific type of bone graft characterized by a circular shape usually obtained with special instruments used as a structural bone graft to obtain fusion between two adjacent vertebrae.
Synonym(s): dowel (4)

dowel graft

a cylindrical plug of bone used to immobilize adjacent vertebrae in anterior spinal fusion.

dow·el graft

(dow'ĕl graft)
A circular bone graft harvested with special instruments; used in orthopedic surgery as a structural bone graft to obtain fusion between two adjacent vertebrae.