Defatted, Gas-Sterilized Bone Allograft as Bank Bone: Preparation, Safety, and Utility for Lumbar Spine Surgery

  • Masaaki Kakiuchi
  • Keiro Ono
  • Kazuo Shinka


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.


Pedicle Screw Ethylene Oxide Interbody Fusion Bone Allograft Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaaki Kakiuchi
    • 1
  • Keiro Ono
    • 2
  • Kazuo Shinka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka Police HospitalTennojiku, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka University Medical SchoolFukushima-ku, OsakaJapan
  3. 3.Medical Products Department, Industrial Equipment DivisionDaido Sanso K.K.Chuo-ku, OsakaJapan

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