Can you re-sterilise unused portions of synthetic bone graft material?

I just want to get some advice on whether this is possible: If I have large portions of unused synthetic graft material eg., CaSO4 (like BondBone) or bTCP, can I re-sterilize it in the autoclave for re-use? Will re-sterilization affect the properties of the synthetic graft material?



6 thoughts on: Can you re-sterilise unused portions of synthetic bone graft material?

  1. Nitin Sharma says:

    I always wondered the same but not for economical graft like this but for expensive ones.
    ETO sterilization can be considered which many of your medical consumables including disposable syringes are sterilized with. If you are associated with a corporate hospital and if the hospital authorities permits and only if the graft is untouched may be it can be done.
    Couple of times we do it for mistaken opening of graft and membrane.
    I Dont know what people will react to it.
    But yeah we have done it at times

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