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What is a bone allograft?
One of the treatment options available to your attending surgeon is the use of a tissue transplant called allograft. Allografts are specially processed human tissues donated for the express purpose of being transplanted to benefit the health of another person.

What are the benefits of using a bone allograft?
Allografts are used to replace or repair tissues lost to disease, trauma, or congenital defects. The use of an allograft eliminates the need for a second surgery site to recover an autograft, a graft taken from the recipient himself. This reduces the potential for complications arising from the additional surgery which includes increased blood loss, increased pain, and a longer recovery time. In many cases, only an allograft will provide sufficient human tissue to allow for the successful surgical treatment of the existing medical condition.

What are the risks with a bone allograft?
The Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank makes every effort to ensure that each allograft is as safe and risk-free as possible. Extensive medical screening of all donated tissues is done. All medical testing recommended by the FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks are performed on each graft. All test results must be “negative” before the tissues are released for transplant. There has never been a reported case of infectious disease transmission from an allograft which was processed using the procedure followed by the Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank.

Who provides allograft tissue?
The Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank, a Colorado non-profit corporation, is available to your surgeon to provide allografts. It is accredited by the “AATB” (American Association of Tissue Banks) to give you the greatest assurance of allograft quality and safety and meets all current FDA and AATB requirements.

What does accreditation by the “AATB” (American Association of Tissue Banks) mean?
This ensures that the operation of the bank conforms to the standards established by the “AATB” (American Association of Tissue Banks) for the retrieval, processing, storage, and distribution of all tissues.

How is accreditation achieved?
Upon completion of the application form, banks undergo a strenuous on-site inspection of their facilities and operations by a team of inspectors designated by AATB’s accreditation committee. Inspectors monitor banks for compliance with all aspects of the association’s standards and procedures such as record keeping, quality control, donor selection criteria, patient history and safety. These inspections are repeated periodically to ensure the continued compliance with standards.

What is the effectiveness of Irradiated Allogenic Cancellous Bone and Marrow?
It is reported to Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank by clinicians using our allograft material on their patients that they are producing faster, more predictable results as indicated by the following statements:
Hilt Tatum Jr., DDS developed the sinus graft procedure and has a many years experience using dental implants. He has utilized Irradiated Allogenic Cancellous Bone and Marrow furnished by the research efforts of Dr. Hiatt since 1974. He reports the following: “Bone grafting procedures to create adequate sites to receive implants have been routine in my practice for twenty-three years. Over 2,700 grafts, including 1,700 sinus augmentations, have been done. The entire range of graft materials has been utilized and evaluated for its effectiveness. Clinical evaluation and histologic studies have shown that Irradiated Allogenic Cancellous Bone and Marrow gives results closest to those obtained with autogenous bone than any other available material. This relates to the speed and quality of the new bone formation.”

Manuel Chanavaz, MD, DDS, Professor, Department of Implantology, Lille University, France, in his recent published study for the Journal of Oral Implantology reports:
“An analysis of different graft material used in 665 sinus grafts over a 15 year period revealed no major complications or failures with Irradiated Allogenic Cancellous Bone and Marrow and its clear superiority to demineralized bone.”

To get more information about how a bone allograft in Overland Park, Kansas, could help you, call 913-534-8801 and speak to one of our team members at Reconstructive and Implant Dental Center about visiting Dr. EDward M. Amet, our prosthodontist.