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Medical Applications for Tissue Transplant

 

DONOR TISSUE TRANSPLANTED TISSUE TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
DERMAL TISSUE    
Skin Skin Grafts for burn victims, incontinence, facial reconstruction, abdominal wall repair, breast reconstruction, plastic surgery
MUSCULOSKELETAL TISSUE

 

 
Humerus Whole Proximal, Distal, Shaft Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases, and fractures

 

Humeral Head Total hip revision

 

Dowels, Spacers Spinal fusion
Femur Whole, Proximal, Distal, Shaft Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases, and fractures

 

Femoral Head Reconstruction of damaged acetabulum, supplement for small defects

 

Dowels, Spacers Spinal fusion

 

Cancellous Filling defects, augments prosthetic device implant

 

Demineralized Powder Filling defects, augments prosthetic device implant
Tibia Whole, Proximal, Distal, Shaft Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases, and fractures

 

Cortical Strut Augments large grafts and prosthetic implants

 

Cortical Spacers Spinal fusion
Fibula Fibular Shaft Replacement of bone due to traumatic bone loss
Ilia Iliac Crest Wedge, Ilium Strip Spinal fusion

 

Cortical Cancellous Filling defects, augments prosthetic device implant
Acetabulum Acetabulum Acetabular reconstruction
Rib Rib Mandible repair augment as a strut graft
CONNECTIVE TISSUE    
Patellar Tendon Patellar Tendon Replace ACL, PCL
Achilles' Tendon Achilles' Tendon Replace PCL, used as rotator cuff, replace Achilles' tendon
Cartilage Cartilage Correct congenital and traumatic facial deformity: resurface knee joint
Fascia Lata Fascia Lata Used as tendon to repair injury; bladder incontinence
Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Shoulder repair
CARDIOVASCULAR TISSUE    
Heart Valves Aortic and Pulmonary Heart Valve Replacement for damaged heart valves
Veins Saphenous Vein, Femoral Vein CABG, below knee vascularization
OTHER TISSUE    
Pericardium Pericardium Neurosurgery (as alternative to using dura mater)

 

These Examples Are Not Meant To Be All-Inclusive

This fact sheet prepared by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit service organization dedicated to providing quality tissue through a commitment to excellence in education, research, recovery and care for recipients, donors and their families.