Currently, modern tissue banks routinely supply requested bone and soft- tissue allografts. These allografts are safe if tissue-bank personnel adhere to the existing methodology for excluding any donors with potential for disease transmission. The authors' discard rate after excision of tissues has been approximately 18%, reflecting their concern for allograft safety. The preparation of significant numbers of allografts is labor intensive and very expensive, as is multiphasic screening of donors. However, long-term success with a large number of bone or soft-tissue recipient patients has led physicians and patients to have confidence in the safety of allografts prepared as described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine