Allograft Procurement, Processing and Transplantation: A Comprehensive Guide for Tissue Bank

Allograft Procurement, Processing and Transplantation: A Comprehensive Guide for Tissue Bank

ISBN: 9789814291187
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2010-08-30
Number of pages: 588
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DESCRIPTION

This book is written as a comprehensive guide for all tissue bank operators to procure and process bone and soft tissue allografts of highest quality standards for safe tissue transplantation practice in patients who require musculoskeletal tissue allograft transplantation. This comprehensive guide includes donor selection criteria, aseptic procurement techniques, laboratory testing and processing of grafts by deep freezing or freeze drying. It also includes sterilization of tissue grafts using gamma irradiation. Quality controls of tissue grafts are discussed in depth. The clinical transplantation of bone and soft tissue allografts is also discussed, with special consideration given to potential complications. Principles of sterile technique in the operating theater are described. The book also incorporates the basic sciences of tissue banking including anatomy, biomechanics, microbiology and immunology. It also covers radiation science so that the reader can better understand radiation sterilization of tissue grafts. Included in the book is a guide for public awareness programmes, radiation code of practice and general standards for tissue banking as recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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