The pathology of bone allograft.

  title={The pathology of bone allograft.},
  author={Simon H Palmer and Christopher L Gibbons and Nicholas A Athanasou},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={81 2},
We analysed the histological findings in 1146 osteoarthritic femoral heads which would have been considered suitable for bone-bank donation to determine whether pathological lesions, other than osteoarthritis, were present. We found that 91 femoral heads (8%) showed evidence of disease. The most common conditions noted were chondrocalcinosis (63 cases), avascular necrosis (13), osteomas (6) and malignant tumours (one case of low-grade chondrosarcoma and two of well-differentiated lymphocytic… CONTINUE READING
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