Musculoskeletal tissue

ETB-BISLIFE stocks a large range of human bone and tendon tissue allografts to ensure optimum availability of donor tissue to surgeons. Should we not have a particular allograft on stock ourselves, we are able to call upon the clearing services which are provided by a large international network. Thanks to this network, hundreds of patients are operated on each year, making use of human allografts. The catalogue contains a full listing of the available grafts.

No rights can be derived from this overview, because musculoskeletal tissue will be allocated according to allocation criteria.
If the required tissue is not available please contact:

Tel :      +31 (0) 71 4083910
E-mail: bone@etb-bislife.org

 

SHAFTS

Shafts are available in various sizes and are suitable for different surgical applications.

  • Tibia shafts
    10-15-20 cm
  • Femoral shafts
    10-20->20cm
  • Humeral shafts
    15 cm
  • Fibula shafts
    18 cm


Medical Applications

Orthopaedic oncology, replacement of (a part of) long bone fragments. 
Shafts can be transplanted combined with prosthetic implants.

Tibial shaft (Frozen)

Femoral shaft (Frozen)

Humeral shaft (Frozen)

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Fibula shaft (Frozen)

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SOFT TISSUES

Human donor tendons have an important role in tendon and/or ligament reconstruction if the quality of the patient’s tendon is insufficient or lost entirely. 
Tendons are mainly used for knee ligament reconstructions, as well as shoulder surgery or other indications.

 Medical Applications

  • All tendons
    Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
    Reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Achilles tendon
    Replacement PCL, used as rotator cuff, Achilles tendon injury treatment
  • Fascia lata
    Used as a tendon to repair injury, bladder incontinence, eyelid surgery, ACL reconstruction, dura mater replacement

Costal Cartilage (Frozen)

Costal cartilage living donor (Frozen)

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Achilles tendons (Frozen)

Tibialis tendons (Frozen)

Semitendinosus tendons (Frozen)

Please note that due to limited stock of these tendons we are not allowed to send them abroad.

Gracilis tendons (Frozen)

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FEMORAL HEADS

ETB-BISLIFE can supply both processed and unprocessed femoral heads:

  • Processed
    Femoral head from a post-mortem donor and/or living donor. The femoral head has been cleaned and cartilage and soft tissue has been removed.
  • Unprocessed
    Femoral head from a living donor who underwent hip replacement surgery. Following donation, the femoral head is placed in sterile packaging.


Medical Applications
Revision surgery, void fillers, impacting grafting.

Femoral head postmortal donor (frozen)

Femoral head living donor, half (Frozen)

Femoral Head living donor (Frozen)

BONE FRAGMENTS

ETB-BISLIFE offers a wide range of bone fragments, including cancellous chips, crushed cancellous chips and cortical cancellous chips.
In addition to different volumes and sizes, different types of processing are also possible:

  • Freeze-dried
    Freeze-drying is a technique for removing water from a product by freezing it first and then causing the water to evaporate in very dry air or in a vacuum. Freeze-dried bone tissue can be stored at room temperature.
  • Frozen
    Bone and tendon tissue is stored at a temperature of -80°C.

Medical Applications
Bone fragments are osteoconductive bone fillers and serve as a matrix for bone regeneration. They can be combined with bone cement.

  • Bone defect filling, tumor surgery, prosthetic replacement surgery.

Cortical cancellous chips (Freeze dried)

Cancellous blocks (Freeze dried)

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HUMERAL GRAFTS

ETB-BISLIFE can supply the proximal part of the humerus.
The grafts are available in different qualifications for you to choose from:

  • Osteo-articular (OA)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 1-3.
  • Allograft Prosthetic Composite (APC)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 4-5.
  • Grafts without soft tissue
    grafts without soft tissue but with cartilage, whereby the quality of the cartilage is not considered

 
Medical applications
Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases and fractures.

Please contact us if you require a complete or distal humerus.

DBM

Demineralized Bone Matrix - DBM

DBM Powder and Putty is available in different volumes.
DBM is an osteoconductive bone filler with a proven osteoinductive potential.

  • Powder
    must be hydrated prior to use
  • Putty
    is ready for use and has a consistency similar to gel or paste. This makes it easy to use in surgical applications

Medical Applications
DBM products can be used for various surgical applications, e.g. in orthopedic or maxillofacial reconstruction surgery and bone transplantation. It can be used alone or in combination with autologous bone or other forms of allograft bone.

STRUTS

Struts are available in various sizes and are suitable for different surgical applications.

  •  Tibia struts, taken from the cortical tibia
  •  Femoral struts, taken from the cortical part of the femur (long and wide)


Medical applications
Struts are structural allografts and create an osteoconductive matrix for bone ingrowth.They provide support in the treatment of fractures, including nonunion or periprosthetic fractures.

FEMORAL GRAFTS

ETB-BISLIFE can supply the proximal and distale part of the femur and a whole femur.
The grafts are available in different qualifications for you to choose from:

  • Osteo-articular (OA)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 1-3.
  • Allograft Prosthetic Composite (APC)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 4-5.
  • Grafts without soft tissue
    grafts without soft tissue but with cartilage, whereby the quality of the cartilage is not considered


Medical Applications
Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases and fractures.

HTO WEDGES

Medical Applications

HTO (High Tibial Osteotomy) Wedge is shaped for use in High tibial osteotomy procedures. HTO wedges are used to fill the space created from correcting the mechanical axis.

TIBIAL GRAFTS

ETB-BISLIFE can supply the proximal part of the tibia
The grafts are available in different qualifications for you to choose from:

  • Osteo-articular (OA)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 1-3.
  • Allograft Prosthetic Composite (APC)
    grafts with soft tissue and cartilage, whereby the cartilage is in quality class 4-5.
  • Grafts without soft tissue
    grafts without soft tissue but with cartilage, whereby the quality of the cartilage is not considered


Medical applications
Reconstruction related to trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases and fractures.

Please contact us if you require a complete or distal tibia.