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allograft vs autograft

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple factors: Using an allograft when it is possible prevents the need to harvest a bone graft. However in patients who are expected to have problems with healing a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL: You should discuss this with your doctor since there are risks and benefits for each graft type. You might have less postop pain and a smaller scar wi ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Equal results > 35: Most meta analyses of outcome studies confirm clinical results are similar for ACL reconstructions in patients over 35. The most important factor for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably allograft : Good question there is probably no statistically significant difference allograft reconstruction do well in many settings and eliminate donor site mo ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple: There are many new devices and materials for acdf. Zero-p or chesapeake are standalone devices. Some of the new spacers are made of titanium or bioce ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
To yourself: Tissue taken from one part of the body and grafted onto another, for example, a skin graft from a healthy part placed over a portion of injured skin.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Either: Both hamstring and patella bone tendon bone autografts have excellent outcomes. Obviously each have their benefits and drawbacks. If you cannot cho ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Pain after surgery: If in doubt, you should inform your surgeon about this issue. If the recurrent pain was similar to the pre-operative pain, then your pain should be in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl: Check with your doctor. May have to have the knee drained. May be blood, inflammation, or infection.
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A male asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Swelling in absence of pain or traumatic event could be any number of things but definitely less concerning than these same findings in assoc w/ pain ... Read More

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