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Allograft (Overview)

Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft.


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What is the definition or description of: allograft?

What is the definition or description of: allograft?

A graft of tissue...: Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft. ...Read more

Allograft (Overview)

Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft.


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Can pelvocalectasia happen in an allograft kidney?

Can pelvocalectasia happen in an allograft kidney?

Yes: Due to the way allograft kidney is connected to native bladder there may be mild pelvoectasia(mild hydronephrosis). As long as kidney function is fine and no trouble urinating one need not worry about that.Continue drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more

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How much does allograft ACL reconstruction cost?

How much does allograft ACL reconstruction cost?

Thousands: According to cole dw, et al from wake forest university in arthroscopy 2005, the average hospital charge for allograft acl reconstruction was $4622. Nagda, et al in corr 2010 reported a mean cost of $5465. These costs do not include preoperative office visits, MRI to confirm diagnosis of acl tear, postoperative physical therapy. Costs may vary by practice, hospital, asc, insurance, etc. ...Read more

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How does an ACL reconstruction with allograft work?

ALLOGRAFT: The surgical procedure for the acl reconstruction is similar to an autograft. However since the graft is a donor, extra time is not required to remove the graft and the pain can be less after the surgery. Check out www.Orthoillustrated.Com for some nice animatiions of the surgery. ...Read more

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What is ACL reconstruction with an allograft like?

Surgical procedure: less painful than autograft. still requires lengthy rehab. ...Read more

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How much allograft ACL reconstruction cost?

How much allograft ACL reconstruction cost?

Depends on the graft: There are many variables when it comes to acl grafts. Often has to do with a availability and demand of the particular type. (econ 101). Soft tissue grafts are often less than grafts with bone on the ends.There are many different sterilzation techniques that are important to consider which have different costs but also different affects on the quality of the graft. Can cost btw $1200 and $5000! ...Read more

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Could you possibly re-tear ACL allograft a week after initial surgical procedure?

Could you possibly re-tear ACL allograft a week after initial surgical procedure?

Possible: It's possible but pretty unlikely. If you're having pain, it's more likely the pain results from postop inflammation rather than a re-tear of your acl graft. ...Read more

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I have been reading about the disadvantage of having an allograft put in during ACL surgery. True?

I have been reading about the disadvantage of having an allograft put in during ACL surgery. True?

There are pros+cons: Each graft option for aclr has pros/cons. Pros of allograft include quicker early recovery; cons include longer incorporation/maturation time, higher failure rates in young athletes, and very very low potential risks of disease transmission. Age<25, higher demand athletes should in general have autograft based on current literature; talk to your md; he/she should discuss options in detail. ...Read more

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I had 3 ACL recons., last one was 6 mon ago. 2 & 3 used patellar allografts. I still get hamstring pain doing concentric exercises. What causes it?

I had 3 ACL recons., last one was 6 mon ago.  2 & 3 used patellar allografts.  I still get hamstring pain doing concentric exercises.  What causes it?

Incomplete rehab: Hamstring allografts often cause pain in the post-op period but rarely cause prolonged pain or functional problems. It may be sciatica (nerve pain) but if it is coming from you hamstring a pt that can help with an eccentric strengthening program and manual treatment to break up adhesions usually helps. ...Read more