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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
Surgical procedure: less painful than autograft. still requires lengthy rehab. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the cause(s), possible outcomes (both good and bad), and best cure for a granuloma at the lower surgery incision point of an allograft ACL reconstruction? How long should it take to recover from the granulomatous?
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Tough question: This is not an easily answered question. Most diagnosis of granulomas distal to an acl reconstruction have a high potential for being an infection. Some of these are continuous with the graft, fixation, and even the joint. Because of this, a careful examination along with imaging is often needed to assess whether an extensive debridement versus graft removal is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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