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Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Absolutely: Smoking impairs neovascularization, or the formation of new blood vessels. This impairs the deliver of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue. Smoking can lead to failure of a bone graft as well as lead to failure of other operations such as hernia repairs. ...Read more

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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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Im scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. ive been tobacco free for7 days now . will i fail a blood test?

Im scheduled to have surgery  in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. ive been tobacco free for7 days now . will i fail a blood test?

Don't worry: Drink lots of water every day (8-10 glasses), get Vitamin C (fruit) and be active. Avoid passive smoke. Blood clears faster than hair, but slower than urine and there are false positive reasons you could fail. But you'll probably pass if you don't slip before the surgery. Anyway - it's too late to worry. Do your best. The reason is for optimal healing - important but not critical. Relax. ...Read more

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Many dental implants can fail for one reason or another. What fills in the bone hole where the implant was before if a second surgery not an option?

Many dental implants can fail for one reason or another. What fills in the bone hole where the implant was before if a second surgery not an option?

Implant Failures: Implant Failures are actually quite unusual when cases are carefully selected and done by competent surgeons and restorative dentists. If the implant needs to be removed, the surrounding bone fills in the defect. In some cases, bone augmentation might also be required. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

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What occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

What occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more

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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

Bad: Terriblle idea for cosmetic reasons only indications huge length discrepancies or some dwarfisms 100%complicat rate pintract infections scarring pain significant. Ilizarov develoed thes techniquics to salvage severly injured limbs in stead of amputation. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in : The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more