This image is similar to the x-ray of my cousin's femur taken on Monday. He had surgery on Wednesday to remove the femur and had a rod placed in his leg instead. It was a long surgery--about eight and a half hours, but he is doing well. Instead of harvesting bone cells from his other femur, the doctor used bone from a cadaver to fuse the rod to bone.
Is it ethical to use tissue from cadavers for surgeries such as this?