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

Citation
M. Salai et al., Twenty-five years of clinical experience with bone banking in Israel, ISR MED ASS, 1(1), 1999, pp. 20-22
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
ISSN journal
1565-1088 → ACNP
Volume
1
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
20 - 22
Database
ISI
SICI code
1565-1088(199909)1:1<20:TYOCEW>2.0.ZU;2-T
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 b anking in Israel. Methods: A nationwide survey on the clinical application of the banked musc uloskeletal tissues during 1996 was conducted by means of a Mitten question naire sent to all orthopedic departments in Israel. Results: The response rate to the questionnaire was 84%. A total of 257 cas es 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 ban ked tissues, together with development of skills in the use of osteoinducti ve and ostea-conductive materials, cast the future of musculoskeletal tissu e banking.