ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, cilt.51, ss.160-164, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective: Cylindrical grafts are currently used to cover defected area in mosaicplasty. However, there are some difficulties with cylindrical grafts, such as potential dead space between grafts and insufficient coverage. Hexagonal graft (honeycomb model) was created and evaluated in this biomechanical study. Hypothesis was that harvesting grafts with hexagonal shape, which has the best volume geometry characteristics in nature, would be biomechanically advantageous and provide superior pull-out strength.