Twenty-five years of clinical experience with bone banking in Israel

Moshe Salai*, Moshe Pritsch, Yehuda Amit, Amnon Israeli, Aharon Chechick

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Abstract

Background: Bone banking and the clinical use of banked tissue are the most common forms of allopreservation and transplantation in modern medicine. Objectives: This article reviews 25 years (1973-98) of experience in bone banking in Israel. Methods: A nationwide survey on the clinical application of the banked musculoskeletal tissues during 1996 was conducted by means of a written questionnaire sent to all orthopedic departments in Israel. Results: The response rate to the questionnaire was 84%. A total of 257 cases were allocated bone allografts: the majority comprised 225 spongy bones, 26 were massive bone allografts and 6 were soft tissue allografts. Conclusion: Improvement of quality control and quality assurance of the banked tissues, together with development of skills in the use of osteoinductive and osteoconductive materials, cast the future of musculoskeletal tissue banking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Allograft
  • Allotransplantation
  • Bone banking
  • Musculoskeletal tissue

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