Managing musculoskeletal tissues in the hospital/surgical center

By Michael J. Joyce, MD; Ross M. Wilkins, MD; and Scott A. Brubaker, CTBS

The orthopaedic surgeon plays a key role

Musculoskeletal allografts are used in a wide variety of orthopaedic surgeries, ranging from anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions to spinal fusions. The orthopaedic surgeon who routinely uses musculoskeletal allografts should have a say about how these tissues are handled and managed at the hospital and surgical center level.

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