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Ankle Bone Graft
Cadaver bone graft rejection symptoms in ankle?!? Can this happen and what are the signs and symptoms?
Unlikely: Bone graft materials are not living tissues, rather they are processed bone fragments or powder and function only to allow ingrowth of new bone following a procedure. In this case, the bone is not antigenic and thus not prone to rejection (theoretically possible, but very unlikely). I would think that if you are having problems, you should see your orthopedic surgeon to assess the healing status ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
After orif and bone graft to a web b fx will I have to wear an ankle brace when training in the future or should it not be necessary?
Will a second surgery help me recover from a previous bone graft surgery on my right foot almost five years ago?
Complex: Unfortunately, there's no simple answer for this. I would first start by seeing the surgeon that did the operation previously. You may need more testing, and there may be other types of options. If you would like, feel free to get a second opinion. It's often a good idea. Hope this helps! ...Read more
7wks p/o laminectomy/pars repair w/bone graft. Leg symptoms 98% gone first 5.5 weeks and have returned to pre op symptom level over the past week. Why?
Call surgeon today.: After such a great improvement, worsening of symptoms needs immediate attention. Call in the morning or if worse tonight than yesterday morning, call now. ...Read more
Yes it was just below knee for praximal bone graft to fuse my foot at that site it's swollen can't put any pressure hurts followed by sweeting tears?
Yes, normal.: Yes, than pain, mild swelling will be normal @ the bone graft site for some time (3-6 wks) after the procedure. If the pain is worsening or u develop more swelling, stiffness or can't put any weight on the leg see your surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more
Who (orthopedic surgeons or podiatrist) does vascularized bone grafts for osteonecrosis of the talus-in denver, chicago, st. Louis or kansas areas?
Ankle Specialist: I would check with the medical schools in each of the cities. Chicago and st. Louis have multiple medical schools. In the orthopedic department look for the doctor listed as foot and ankle. This at least means that he or she is fellowship trained ...Read more
I have a fractured medial malleolus. The doctor did a bone graft and put in k wires 6 weeks ago. Is it safe to walk on my foot as I have no pain.
No: Not necessarily. Need x-rays and check from your doc before you walk on it. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain. Constant every day 6-7 fusion 20yrsago bone graft lft hip now burning in both hips and shooting pain in right inner leg?? 41yr
If I have avn of the talus navicular in my foot should I have the joint fused with a bone graph and screws?
Increasing bone: In dentistry it is most commonly done by adding powdered or solid bone substitute to a deficient area and covering it for 4-6 mo. The body responds by healing the area into new solid bone. This procedure is done at sites in the mouth where there is not enough bone and there is a need for more bone to support a dental implant. ...Read more
Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
See below: When a tooth is removed/extracted the socket is like an empty glass. It will partially fill with bone and partially with gum tissue - leading to incomplete healing. A bone graft/bone regeneration will stimulate the bone to more fully heal - filling about 96%+ of the socket/glass. ...Read more
It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more
Depends: If there is adequate alveolar bone present, then no bone grafting is required. A cat scan of the jaw bones will determine the amount of bone present. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
What?: It's not clear what your question is asking. When you do a hip replacement, a bone braft may be carried out to supplement inadequate bone loss. Frequently your native femoral head, which would other wise be removed and discarded, is morselized and used to fill in cysts or other voids. A hip replacement is an artificial device, so you can't get bone graft from that. ...Read more
May be beneficial: Bone grafts can be beneficial if an implant is to placed. The grafts act as a scaffold, resorb and ultimately are replaced by your own bone or form a bridge with your bone. If an implant is not planned it will be beneficial to place a graft which isn't resorbed, one in which will remain for an extended period and support the adjacent native bone, providing a better esthetic, functional prosthesis. ...Read more
Yes, usually: It is often possible to have a tooth removed and a bone graft with a dental implant placed the sae day. Every situation is different, but quite often I perform this in my office. Sometimes there are situations which prevent this, especially if infection is present, not enough native bone, not enough soft tissue, etc. Speak to your oral surgeon about your particular case. ...Read more
Need more info: This question should be best answered by your D.D.S. Every patient is different and the dentist who knows you best can give you the best answer. ...Read more
Bone graft: Consolidation usually takes two months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should gel foam and dey socket paste be placed after bone graft it's been 12 days since extraction?
Hard to understand: It is hard to understand your question... dry socket paste on gauze is placed after an extraction where dry socket has occurred... usually not a problem after a bone graft. Gelfoam can be placed in a fresh socket to act as a matrix for the blood clot. Please discuss your concerns with your dentist. ...Read more
I have blood in mucus for two weeks now after the sinus lift and bone graft. Is this comment problem?
Possible: Depends on the size of the bone graft. However usually after 1 week there should not be any bleeding. You may have some periodic trickling of blood sometimes during the second week. ...Read more
4 week post check for bone graft was great, with everything healing nicely. Is it okay to put pressure on the face?
Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, the rule of thumb is 6 weeks for healing, on the other hand, how much pressure is someone going to put onto the face? ...Read more
Good Morning, please advise the success rate of a forage/bone graft procedure to treat Avascular Necrosis. Thank you?
Not perfect: Some reported success but no certainty, but there are few ways to change this disease ...Read more
I got a dental bone graft about 10 days ago, but I still see a "dent" and I even see the membrane! Is this even normal?
Yes w-TeflonMembrane: Certain membranes, especially removable ptfe (teflon) can be visible after placement and there could be a slight differential in height (indented are) where it is placed. However, other membranes such a collagen or titanium mesh are meant to be fully covered by skin until the bone graft fully integrates with the body. If you have any questions about the appearance of your membrane consult w-dds. ...Read more
I'm having l5s1anterior/posterior discectomy & they'll be placing rods & screws. Is it unusual to not be getting a bone graft with this?
Wow!: Your age would have helped. This is tertiary care doing front and back in the first place with more complications & sexual dysfunction. Also, since you must have had prior surgery to consider such extensive Rx the site may not be amenable to bone grafting. But since you are doing belt and suspenders Rx, why not throw in some remote bone. Perhaps all the local carving will yield sufficient bone. ...Read more
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