Learn About Allografts
Allografts provide surgeons with the tools they need to improve the lives of patients. They are used by surgeons in procedures when autografts and xenografts are either not appropriate or when surgeons and/or patients have expressed a preference for this option over others. Allograft tissues are generously donated human tissues that come in many forms appropriate for a multitude of treatment modalities for patients. A tissue bank is an organization that provides the donor screening, recovery, processing, storage, and/or distribution of that allograft tissue. When tissues are obtained from the donor, the term harvest has been respectfully replaced with recovery out of reverence for the magnitude of the gift of donation.
bioLOGIC: Understanding the Bone Void Filler Landscape
In a given case, a number of potential risk factors may adversely affect the ability to achieve healing and are taken into consideration by surgeons when choosing what type of bone graft to employ. These risk factors collectively determine the case’s clinical complexity.