Ethical considerations in allograft tissue transplantation: a surgeon's perspective
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Ethical considerations in allograft tissue transplantation
Abstract: 

Methods for procurement, processing and distribution of allograft tissues have changed rapidly and many of the advances have resulted in widespread use of allograft tissues for reconstruction. However, unlike other types of orthopaedic implants, these human graft tissues are not simple commodities delivered to the surgeon or operating room in prepackaged sterile containers, but rather are more akin to gifts from a donor to a patient in need. As such, ethical behavior and responsible stewardship on the part of each surgeon and each of those involved throughout the allograft enterprise is required. Surgeons using donated tissues should be aware of the advances and changes within the field and the ethical considerations surrounding human tissue transplantation. The following remarks focus on the generosity of donors and their families and the subsequent responsibilities for the medical community, in particular, the surgeons who use these grafts.

Author(s): 
Nicholas, Richard
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
Publication Date: 
2005-06
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
16-Nov
Issue: 
435
ISSN: 
0009-921X
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15930915

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Richard Nicholas. 2005-06. "Ethical considerations in allograft tissue transplantation: a surgeon's perspective." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 435: 16-Nov.

Wikipedia Citation

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