By Aziz Nather (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Norimah Yusof (Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Malaysia), & Nazly Hilmy (BATAN Research Tissue Bank, Indonesia).
This book is written as a comprehensive guide for all tissue bank operators
to procure and process bone and soft tissue allografts of highest quality standards
for safe tissue transplantation practice in patients who require musculoskeletal
tissue allograft transplantation. This comprehensive guide includes donor selection
criteria, aseptic procurement techniques, laboratory testing and processing
of grafts by deep freezing or freeze drying. It also includes sterilization
of tissue grafts using gamma irradiation. Quality controls of tissue grafts
are discussed in depth. The clinical transplantation of bone and soft tissue
allografts is also discussed, with special consideration given to potential
complications. Principles of sterile technique in the operating theater are
described. The book also incorporates the basic sciences of tissue banking including
anatomy, biomechanics, microbiology and immunology. It also covers radiation
science so that the reader can better understand radiation sterilization of
tissue grafts. Included in the book is a guide for public awareness programmes,
radiation code of practice and general standards for tissue banking as recommended
by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- Organisation Systems
- Rules and Regulations
- Basic Sciences
- Radiation Sciences
- Clinical Applications
Readership: Tissue bank operators, doctors and nurses dealing with tissue procurement, radiation scientists/physicians and technicians involved with radiation sterilization of tissue grafts, transplantation surgeons e.g. orthopaedic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, dental surgeons and ophthalmologists.