Cadaveric allograft microbiology

  title={Cadaveric allograft microbiology},
  author={Talal Ibrahim and Harry Stafford and Colin N A Esler and Robert A. Power},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
This study aims to determine the contamination rate of cadaveric bone allograft and blood cultures retrieved from 119 donors within Leicester between 1990 and 2003. A contamination rate of 27% was present, with 120 of 437 bone allografts culturing positive at the time of retrieval. Similarly, a contamination rate of 37% was present, with 40 of 107 blood samples culturing positive. The time interval between death and procurement did not influence blood contamination. Coagulase-negative… CONTINUE READING