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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
Consent is given: The only people who become donors for bone graft are the ones who checked off the box agreeing to be organ donors on their drivers license. It's the same ethical concept as donating your heart or your kidneys. Multiple patients' lives are improved with prior consent, so there is no ethical problem. I am grateful to the people who donate their organs and bones after death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Allograft: The bone (or even tendons, fascia, etc) implanted that is cadaveric source is donated to a musculoskeletal tissue bank via organ donation. They are processed in such a way to prevent the passage of disease from donor to recipient. These tissues allow surgeons to safely replace damaged or missing tissue from injury or disease without having to harvest tissue from elsewhere on the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 months or more: Complete bone healing after a graft requires bone cell migration, attachment, differentiation, proliferation, and maturation as the graft resorps. These stages would take places at least 4 months or more prior to loading (functioning). The time for the complete healing depends on the extent of the defect, the type of graft, the absence of infection and the complete coverage of graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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