Audit of the Douglas Hocking Research Institute bone bank : ten years of non-irradiated bone graft

Love, David, Pritchard, Michael, Burgess, Tanya, Van Der Meer, Gavin, Page, Richard and Williams, Simon 2009, Audit of the Douglas Hocking Research Institute bone bank : ten years of non-irradiated bone graft, ANZ journal of surgery, vol. 79, no. 1-2, pp. 55-61, doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04800.x.

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Title Audit of the Douglas Hocking Research Institute bone bank : ten years of non-irradiated bone graft
Author(s) Love, David
Pritchard, Michael
Burgess, Tanya
Van Der Meer, Gavin
Page, RichardORCID iD for Page, Richard
Williams, Simon
Journal name ANZ journal of surgery
Volume number 79
Issue number 1-2
Start page 55
End page 61
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 1445-1433
Keyword(s) allograft
bone bank
hip joint
medical audit
Summary Background:  An audit performed in the use of non-irradiated femoral head bone graft at the Geelong Hospital over a 10-year period. While it is thought the non-irradiated bone graft provides a better structural construct there is theoretical increased risk of infection transmission.

Methods:  We performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data in the use of non-irradiated bone allograft used from the Geelong Hospital Douglas Hosking Research Institute bone bank over a 10-year period. The review was performed using data collected from the bone bank and correlating it with the patient’s medical record. All complications, including infections, related to the use of the allograft were recorded.

Results:  We found that over the 10 years to 2004 that 811 femoral heads were donated, with 555 being used over 362 procedures in 316 patients. We identified a total of nine deep infections, of which seven were in joint replacements. Overall this was a 2.5% deep infection rate, which was lowered to 1.4% if the previously infected joints that were operated on were excluded.

Conclusion:  The use of non-irradiated femoral head bone graft was safe in a regional setting.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04800.x
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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