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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: autograft?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: autograft?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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What are the current trends in acdf? Is zero p one of the newest technology? What is its limitation? How good compared to autograft? What other inst?

Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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What are the current trends in acdf? Is zero p one of the newest technology? What is its limitation? How good compared to autograft? What other inst?

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 bioceramic. Autograft remains the gold standard but has its own set of problems - persistent pain, second surgery site, etc. Limitations on some of the newer devices are lesser likelihood of successful fusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I tore my acl. Which autograft is better?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I tore my acl. Which autograft is better?

3 main choices: The central third of the quadriceps tendon is also an up-and-coming autograft choice for reconstructing a torn acl. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Pham
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
20 years in practice
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Just had alif on 6/19, with autograft. All went well, i was improving everyday. Fell asleep sitting upright. In major pain again. Could I have broken?

Dr. Christopher Pham
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Just had alif on 6/19, with autograft. All went well, i was improving everyday. Fell asleep sitting upright. In major pain again. Could I have broken?

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 investigated further with radiographic studies. A simple x-ray can be easily done to rule out any bone graft displacement. Mri is also considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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I had an ACL surgery (type autograft) 23 days ago! swelling decreased a lot after 17 days, but past 5 days and so, swelling has increased !?

Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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I had an ACL surgery (type  autograft)  23 days ago! swelling decreased a lot  after 17 days, but past 5 days and so, swelling has increased !?

Tell your surgeon!: Acl surgery can cause swelling in the knee, especially in the early recovery. It is most important to work on regaining full extension over the next several days to weeks. The swelling should progressively improve as well. If you have calf swelling or pain, there is a small chance that you have developed a blood clot. Sometimes as you increase your rehab you will have a few days of swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. George Jacobs
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
58 years in practice
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In an alif, what factors go into your decision to use allograft vs autograft? Which would you recommend for a patient with autoimmune issues?

Dr. George Jacobs
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
58 years in practice
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In an alif, what factors go into your decision to use allograft vs autograft? Which would you recommend for a patient with autoimmune issues?

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 and incorporation of a bone graft an autograft is preferable. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I'm having surgery for maltracking (lateral release medial pattellfemeroral reconstruction and autograft on hamstring) what should I expect?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I'm having surgery for maltracking (lateral release medial pattellfemeroral reconstruction and autograft on hamstring) what should I expect?

Bracing & therapy: Bracing is usually warranted after patellar stabilizing surgery. Physical therapy is also important to help regain motion & strength. Your surgeon will have a specific rehabilitation regimen for you to follow for the 6-12 weeks following surgery. The layerl release decreases the tethering affect on the outside of your knee, and the mpfl reconstruction prevents patellar subluxation/dislocation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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22 yr, badminton coach. 3months post ACL reconstruction, hamstring autograft. Can i split my daily daily exercises into parts? Or do it in one stroke.?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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22 yr, badminton coach. 3months post ACL reconstruction, hamstring autograft. Can i split my daily daily exercises into parts? Or do it in one stroke.?

Can split: It's ok to split your daily exercises into parts. As long as you are consistently doing your exercises, i think you will be fine. Do see your surgeon if you notice that you are not progressing well with your exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Kinninger
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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22m, I have exams for 15days continously.Is it okay if i skip the exercise.Dont do any of it for that time?2months post ACL surgery hamstring autograft

Dr. Adam Kinninger
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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22m, I have exams for 15days continously.Is it okay if i skip the exercise.Dont do any of it for that time?2months post ACL surgery hamstring autograft

Continue Exercise: In addition to prolonging and potentially harming your full recovery stopping your exercise may actually harm your exam scores. Taking time to walk and exercise during high stress times is an excellent way to reduce your stress, increase your focus, and improve your performance academically. ...Read more

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Dr. Darren Corteen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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ACL reconstructed with HS autograft 6 months ago. Last week it swelled up, i didnt feel any pain. Is it ACL failure or a meniscus tear ?

Dr. Darren Corteen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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ACL reconstructed with HS autograft 6 months ago. Last week it swelled up, i didnt feel any pain. Is it ACL failure or a meniscus tear ?

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 or twisting re-injury to knee. If it persists for 10 days or more probably warrants re-evaluation by operating surgeon and if exam findings concerning probably repeat MRI to further evaluate. ...Read more

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