Grafting simply means using bone or a replacement material to fill a hole in a bone or space surrounding a break. Surgeons use bone grafts to treat breaks, fuse vertebrae, correct deformities and treat bone cancer damage and defects due to congenital disorders. Grafts aid can induce bone growth, form new bone or provide a foundation for bone growth. Bone for a graft can come from the patient, a cadaver or, sometimes, another living donor. Bone grafts are a valuable means of treating a wide range of conditions and returning patients to active, pain-free lives.