Defatted, Gas-Sterilized Bone Allograft as Bank Bone: Preparation, Safety, and Utility for Lumbar Spine Surgery
Lumbar spine fusion usually requires a large volume of bone graft material, and therefore the use of allograft is sometimes of great value. However, using allograft runs the risk of transmitting bacteria or viruses. In addition, there are no adequate guidelines on the use of allograft. If allograft is used in the same way as autograft, complications often result. Therefore, we have introduced a new banking system, and based on our clinical results, have attempted to prepare guidelines on the use of allograft prepared by our system.
KeywordsPedicle Screw Ethylene Oxide Interbody Fusion Bone Allograft Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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