MP's first bone bank to come up at MGM Medical college in Indore

MP's first bone bank to come up at MGM Medical college in Indore

The bone bank will help in preserving bad bones from accident/fracture patients which will be repurposed for future treatments.

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) is all set to start the first bone bank of the state at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH). The bank will help in preserving the bones from fractures, accidents and replacement cases, which will later be used for the treatment of other patients.

More about the bone bank facility

The main requirement for the bone bank is a freezer capable to maintain -80 degree C temperature. With its availability, the bones could be preserved for a period of 6 months to 6 years. Furthermore, the preserved bones would be taken from the donors whose bone parts were removed because of accident injury or other complications.

The best part is that the bones could be taken from any patient irrespective of age and sex. The recovered bones would be disinfected and decalcified before preservation which would only be used for treatment after a duration of 6 months.

How will the preserved bones be used?

Patients with tumours, cancer and revision joint replacement often require additional surgeries to fill the gaps between bone parts and joints. These surgeries require donated bones which could only be preserved in a dedicated facility.

Reportedly, MGMMC Dean Dr Sanjay Dixit has said that the inspection for the bone bank has already been completed and the facility will open in the next couple of days.

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