The femoral head (caput femoris) is part of the human hip joint, which is worn by many people over the course of life mor and more. Is for planned hip surgery a patient removed from the worn femoral head and not discarded as usual, that femoral head can be used as tissue donation. Prerequisites for this are the patient´s consent and the exclusion of contraindications and proper sampling in accordance with legal regulations and the ethical and moral aspects.
After the professional treatment by DIZG such a so-called living tissue donation becomes a full-fledged human bone graft.
DIZG cooperates successfully for many years in terms of femoral head donation with various hospitals and clinics. The processing of living tissue donations is an integral and important part of the work of DIZG and contributes significantly to meet the ever-growing need for using human bone grafts.