The objective of the Tissue Bank of the IOT-HCFMUSP (Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Clinics Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, SP-Brazil) is to collect and process bone tissue, cartilage and ligaments, with the purpose of providing benefits to the largest possible number of patients. The program is formed by physicians, nurses and assistant social worker, viewing to provide those who receive it with physical and social rehabilitation, with the perspective of providing them with a better quality of life. A study was performed with the objective of knowing the benefits and changes occurred regarding surgical treatments and analyze whether the expectation, as well as the improvement in the patients' quality of life, were achieved. The data indicate that 37.5% of the population is included in the C class; 37.5% in the D class and 25% in the E class. Family support was satisfactory in 81.25% of the population, and 37,5% had monthly incomes that were either regular or unsatisfactory to the treatment. As to the difficulties presented previous to the surgery, 93.75% of the patients had pain that caused physical limitations and locomotion problems in Daily Life Activities. One hundred percent of the patients considered that the surgery brought benefits to their quality of life; 56.25% of these patients abandoned the orthopedic equipment they were using, reporting absence of pain. Our conclusion is that the treatment provided by the team has brought significant benefits and results to the improvement of the quality of life of the patients.
Bone transplant; Quality of life