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Bone Graft Rejection 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
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
NO: The grafting material, unless it is your own bone, usually only provide a scaffold for your blood vessel to proliferating and bring in your own bone cell, differentiate, and mature into your bone. Anti rejection drug applied more for using a live graft (an organ, bone marrow, etc.) and assuming its function. Thus anti rejection drug is not prescribed for bone graft procedure.See 2 more doctor answers
What are the primary symptoms of a bone graft rejection/infection in the lower jaw? I had surgery last year and have pain but no redness/inflammation.
See periodontist: Pain, infection are a few visible symptoms. There may be others that need to be evaluated by the periodontist and by x-ray. If you have concerns return to your periodontist. If it wasn't performed by a periodontist then maybe you should be seeing one. An oral surgeon is also an option.
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.
1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?
Recovery: You had surgery. May take longer than a week to recover. Should, however, be feeling a little better every day. If that's not what you are experiencing, or if you would like to be seen for a follow-up visit, please call your Surgeon, the practitioner that knows you best. They may want to see you to evaluate healing, change meds, etc.
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Preservation: Hi. I'd also weigh in to say that i'd suggest that you should consider a bone graft in the "socket" after any extraction. This preserves the bone level at the site to allow for an implant in the future or even to increase your dentist's ability to have a better cosmetic outcome with what ever you choose to restore the area.See 8 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Oral sex?: Depend upon how long ago the bone graft was done and if the incision is well healed, so there is not and open comunication with the oral cavity and the area were you are appliying your mouth to. If you are refering to oral sex remember that the genital areas are highly contaminated with many types of bacteria and yes is there is a recent wound the area can get contaminated.See 2 more doctor answers
Completely different: Procedures. Alveoloplasty is the reshaping of the alveolar ridge bone to make it smooth. Bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its previous form. Ask your dentist or an oral surgeon for more information.See 2 more doctor answers
Can't place implants: If you choose not to have a bone grafting procedure performed, you may markedly affect the ability of your surgeon to correctly place a dental implant. This could compromise the overall survival of the implant, the esthetics of the implant, and may even make placing the implant impossible altogether. The bone graft will help ensure the success of your dental implant investment. Keep smiling!See 5 more doctor answers
Less $ more compatib: Ones own bone is often less expensive and more compatible.See 3 more doctor answers
Many places: The iliac crest remains the most frequently used site for bone-graft harvest, but the proximal part of the tibia, distal end of the radius, distal aspect of the tibia, and greater trochanter are alternative donor sites that are particularly useful for bone-grafting in the ipsilateral extremity.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes you can: But they will be a scar showing.
Nonunion: Nonunions can be very problematic. If you have tried vitamin d and calcium supplements as well as a bone stimulator and your fracture shows little signs of healing, then bone graft may be your option. Studies have suggested that prp or bone marrow aspirate may also be of benefit.See 1 more doctor answer
Been more than 4 weeks since removal and bone graft, would it generally be okay to touch the surgical site now?
Touchy-Feely.: I have to ask, where is the site (s) and what does the wound (s) look like? The wound should be pretty well healed after 4 weeks but without that assessment, one cannot truthfully say. The best thing would be to ask the surgeon.
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