The application of allogenic ligament grafts in traumatic and orthopedic surgery Juliusz Dec Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2001; 3(3):382-384 ICID: 496134
Article type: Original article
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Deep frozen and lyophilized allografts constitute a good alternative to the widely-used autografts in ligament reconstruction. To date the chief disadvantage of allografts has been the risk of transmitting viral infections, especially HIV and various kinds of viral hepatitis. The use allografts shortens operating time, reduces the extent of surgical damage, and preserves the patient’s own tissue, which makes it possible to perform multiplex reconstruction and repair damaged autografts. The article described the techniques used to collect, sterilize, and store allografts, as well as the intraoperative procedure.
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