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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v20.i4.20
pages 271-276

The Effects of Various Cleaning and Sterilization Processes on Allograft Bone Incorporation

Jordan Kattz
Orthobond Corporation

ABSTRACT

Although bone allografts have a long history of safe and effective clinical use, there is great variability in tissue processing and sterilization processes. Chemical and gamma radiation sterilization are commonly performed on allografts, and numerous animal and clinical studies have examined their integration into host bone. The objective of this literature review was to assess the effects of various cleaning and sterilization processes on the incorporation of allograft bone.