Infection associated with the use of allograft bone from the north east Scotland Bone Bank.

@article{Sutherland1997InfectionAW,
  title={Infection associated with the use of allograft bone from the north east Scotland Bone Bank.},
  author={Alasdair G Sutherland and Aml M Raafat and Paul Yates and J. Howard Hutchison},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={215-22}
}
To assess the rate of infection associated with use of banked allograft bone, the case records of patients receiving banked bone over one year were reviewed. The notes of patients undergoing autografting procedures during the same period were reviewed as controls. Eighty-two patients received 98 banked allograft femoral heads and there were 10 proven infections (12.2%). Fifty-seven patients had autograft procedures, with two cases of infection (3.5%). The results of bacteriological surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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