Despite long-standing interest by orthopedic surgeons in the replacement of diseased segments of the spine with grafts frm other individuals, progress in this direction does not extend beyond the last two decades. One of the reasons for a reltively slow rate of progress in these endeavors was the lack of individuals and organizations devoted to safely obtaining an preparing bone allografts for routine clinical transplantation. In an effort to overcome this difficulty, a Tissue Bank as established at the University of Miami-Jackson Medical Center. The service offered by this bank provided an impetus fo the clinical study and use of freeze-dried bone allografts, not only in our institution but also extended to orthopedic andneurologic surgeons throughout the United States.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine