about allograft bone
Your doctor uses Grafton® DBM and MinerOss® allograft bone that is processed by Osteotech, Inc., the leading supplier of allograft bone to the orthopedic and dental industry. Your doctor may use these products alone or in combination with another bone graft material.
Osteotech has processed over 3.5 million grafts since 1986 with no confirmed report of disease transmission. They utilize donor bone recovered by reputable not-for-profit tissue banks. All processing is done under strict regulations and guidelines as set by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
allograft bone screening and safety
Each donor is extensively screened before the bone is accepted for processing. Testing for infectious diseases is performed. Key tests screen for HIV-1, HIV-2, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Syphilis. The bone then undergoes proprietary processing procedures that have been demonstrated to produce a consistently safe and effective product. It is then packaged into singe-patient doses that are sterility tested and ready for implantation to help the body regenerate bone.