Living or deceased Australian donor.
Femoral heads donated by living donors at primary hip replacement or femoral heads retrieved from deceased donors.
Antibiotic - gentamicin (deceased donor tissue).
Cartilage and soft tissue removed.
Microbiological culture - sampled throughout retrieval and processing including just prior to final packaging.
Radiological review of all source bone.
Individually triple packed.
Product is able to be supplied non irradiated or irradiated.
Where irradiated (indicated by a red sticker) the product has been irradiated to a minimum dose of 25 kGy within its final packaging.
Restoration/repair of musculoskeletal tissue.
Below -40°C until expiry date or between -20°C and -40°C for up to 6 months or expiry date (whichever is sooner) in a continually monitored and alarmed freezer.
Transported on dry ice to maintain temperature below -40°C.
Where non irradiated product is ordered the surgeon will need to sign a disclaimer acknowledging that the product is non irradiated.
Where possible place order with DTBV 48 hours prior to delivery date.