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Cadaver bone graft rejection symptoms in ankle?!? Can this happen and what are the signs and symptoms?

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 (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Not necessarily: It really depends on your recovery and how well it goes. Majority of the time, people do not require bracing after successful orif of ankle fracture after full recovery. Hope you are doing well after your surgery and hope everyone on this site helped you with answers. ...Read more

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Will a second surgery help me recover from a previous bone graft surgery on my right foot almost five years ago?

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

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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?

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

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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 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

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Who (orthopedic surgeons or podiatrist) does vascularized bone grafts for osteonecrosis of the talus-in denver, chicago, st. Louis or kansas areas?

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

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If I have avn of the talus navicular in my foot should I have the joint fused with a bone graph and screws?

If I have avn of the talus navicular in my foot should I have the joint fused with a bone graph and screws?

Avn: If a patient of mine had avn of the talus or the navicular and were having pain than I would recommend fusion. ...Read more

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What is a bone graft?

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

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

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

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What's a tooth bone graft?

What's a tooth bone graft?

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

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

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

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What are the chances of needing a bone graft for an implant?

What are the chances of needing a bone graft for an implant?

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

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years. Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you have a bone graft from a hip replacement?

Can you have a bone graft from a hip replacement?

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

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How is a bone graft done just after a molar extraction?

Dental bone graft: Typically bone particulate is placed in the socket and it is covered by a reasonable membrane. The bone typically come from the donor (harvested from the patient = the best bone), from a cow, or from a cadaver. The membrane is usually from a pig. All of the membrane and bone sources are treated and sterilized prior to use to prevent disease and infection. Good question! ...Read more

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Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

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

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Is alcohol ok to drink 2wks after a dental bone graft in moderation?

Is alcohol ok to drink 2wks after a dental bone graft in moderation?

Should be OK: Not a dentist, but there is no orthopedic literature suggesting that alcohol inhibits bone healing. Moderate drinking should be fine. Tobacco does have negative effects on bone healing. ...Read more

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Bone Graft (Definition)

Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic). Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace ...Read more


Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another. Also refers to ...Read more