Tissue/Cell/DNA/Serum Bank for Musculoskeletal Specimens
Medical waste (leftover tissue, cells) not needed for diagnosis, and which would otherwise would be discarded, will used to create a tissue repository for biomedical research.
Samples of blood: We would also like to keep any left over blood sample that would otherwise be discarded. If a sample does not exist, we would like to obtain an additional blood sample by a venipuncture. The amount collected will be 4 teaspoons or less.
Samples of bodily fluids: We would also like to keep any left over bodily fluid (i.e. urine) sample that would otherwise be discarded. If a sample does not exist, we would like to obtain an additional blood sample.
Cells removed during surgery: If you have surgery for a medical condition, we will keep some of the cells already removed during the surgery for research. If a sample already exists which can be used in the study, we will attempt to use it.
Medical Record Review: Medical records will be reviewed by a member of our team and selective data will be entered into a secure electronic database. This will include: age/DOB, gender, ethnicity, diagnosis, radiographic measurements, clinical/surgical treatment, and family history.
Medical records will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure up to date data.
* Patients up to 18 years of age
* Patients with a diagnosis of orthopaedic or neuromuscular disease