- As outlined above tissue of autografts fused with each other, while allografted tissues rejected one another.
- The presence of malignant cells in the autograft has been associated with the recurrence of the disease, and purging procedures are needed to eliminate this risk.
- The earliest recorded successful grafting procedures were autografts in which skin or bone was recovered from one site on a patient's body and then grafted in a different location on the same individual.
- In retrospective studies comparing patellar tendon and hamstring tendon autografts, few significant differences were found overall.
- If an autograft is to be used, the surgeon should inform the surgical team from where the graft will be harvested.
- Twenty years ago cultured epidermal autografts, in which a small skin biopsy is cultured to produce large epidermal sheets, were developed to treat patients with extensive burns.
- Improvements in harvesting techniques and growth of stem cells in the laboratory will lead to increased safety of autografts and an expanding list of indications.
- Homografts and Xenografts are thin grafts resembling autografts that are surgically placed on the burn injured areas.
- This study revealed that the use of fibrin glue is an effective and safe method for attaching conjunctival autografts during pterygium surgery.
- In many cases, this is not feasible, and harvesting skin autografts can be an expensive procedure.
- A verification process for release of autografts should use two unique patient identifiers to ensure that the correct procedure, site, position, and implants are used for the correct patient.
- If this is not possible, the surgeon must determine whether the need to use an allograft outweighs the risk of sterilizing a contaminated autograft.