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Is bone transplant the same as bone grafting? I've read some articles about bone grafting. Is this the same thing as a bone transplant?
Autogenous bone graf: Bone transplant is an autogenous bone graft, where bone from the patient was removed from the donor site and insert into the grafting site (recipient site). Bone grafting applied to situation when a bone graft material was used, i.e. From patient (autogenous), from other human (allograft), from animal(xenograft), or synthetically made. Bone transplant is bone graft but not vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?
Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Non-union ulnar [email protected], obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
Taking aposlim for weight loss sicklesenna gingkgo leaf lotus leaf coix seed L cartintie oriental water plantain are the ingredients are they safe?
Not FDA: approved hence no available independent randomised clinical study to be able to comment on the safety ...Read more
Bone marrow harvest: A standard bone marrow biopsy test involves 1 or 2 needle insertions into the iliac crest bone. Depending on the size of the recipient and how many cells are needed it can be from approximately 20-50 needle insertions on each side for a bone marrow harvest/donation. ...Read more
Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv
Is pork loin (the round part that looks white) the same nutritional value as skinless chicken breast (white meat), if all pork fat is trimmed away?
Complicated: I checked a database that includes many brands of skinless chicken breast and lean pork loin - they're very close: for identical portions, the calories are identical (140 grams of meat=240 calories each; for pork vs chicken: total fat: 8.6 g vs 6.3 g but for monounsaturated (good fat)-3.7 g vs 2.2. For cholesterol: 100 vs 119. So, overall, they're about the same. (they both get a "b" rating). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is an increased risk of thrombus and embolism after fontan procedure. Almost everyone agrees now that some form of anticoagulation is best. There continues to be some controversy over what strategy is best. Both Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) are used. There is some evidence that both are equal in overall efficacy. Some people have more serious problems with clotting and Coumadin (warfarin) is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't understand the differences between all those eye correction surgeries. Are lasik and Lasix (furosemide) the same thing?
Whole grain: Whole grain cereal can help lower cholesterol but not a lot. ...Read more
Is it metallic patent screws that hold fracture distal radius in position and alignment? Don't know word in between metallic and screws. Starts with p
Just purchased a juicer macine called nutribullet. Product conatins a warning in the manual stating anyone on cholesterol-lowering medication should ?
Best guess: Thailand or brazil..... But not worth traveling for potential savings on fillers. ...Read more
What does Axia gradient,oblique coronal T2fat saturated,Ti,PD fat saturated, is this the same as scar tissuel?
Terminology: These are various MRI sequences that are performed in order to evaluate different properties of the tissue being imaged, along with the orientation of the imaging in 3D. Discuss your imaging findings with your physician to learn more. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mriscans.html , http://www.ismrm.org/resources/information-for-patients/ ...Read more
Can Chlorehexidine interfere with the bonding/paste ingredients in bone graft? ie: Any concern about overuse around sutures covering lots of graft?
Cartilage injections: As of this date the technology does not exist for us to inject cartilage into the joint and give patients any lasting real relief. Total joint replacements are the hold standard technique for giving patient long lasting improved motion and pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: On what joint you are referring to? ...Read more
The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?
Loose knee cartilage: Moving around freely inside knee joint may eventually become lodged in the joint space & restrict joint motion. Arthroscopic surgery can locate the piece & remove it as well as smooth out areas of rough cartilage. Surgery done thru 3 holes so recovery is relatively quick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has pain were his right bottom rib is another doctor told him it was a cartlidge been stretched seeking second advice?
He is correct as he: Must have examined him and seen the xrays, etc. His treatment is going to be pain meds. Rest, ice/hot packs, etc. It should be better in 6-8 weeks time, provided no re-injury occurs. ...Read more
I got my cartlidge peirced about 2 months ago. A lump formed behind it. People told me it was purpleish with white. What should I do?
If i take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldnt it close up the infection? While i was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?
Near full thikness cartlidge ulceration in knee what can I do im only 45 yrs old and extremely fit and active?
Protect your knee: That is a problem that is not likely to get better. The best thing to do is keep your weight down, avoid high impact activities and activities where you twist your knee, and then use nutritional supplements that help protect the cartilage. The easiest supplement to use on your own is glucosamine with msm. You can also go to a doctor to discuss hyaluronic acid injections. ...Read more
My daughter has imperfect cartilidge behind her knee, possibly due to gymnastics. What exercises can she do to help with this?
Quads: The best exercises for this type of problem are exercises to strengthen the quads especially medially. I would work on cycling, leg lifts with ankle weights and leg extensions. I would avoid exercises with crouching and stairs. ...Read more
2yrs chest pain,doc says pulling from cartlidge in ribs,heal in 6-8mo.same pain past 3 days doc said should been gone,but happens evry few months why.
Mgt suggestions: There are many causes of chest pain, but in a toddler, muscular pain or a bruise may be the cause. If he has any problems breathing, I would suggest a visit with the M.D. If he can take children's motrin (ibuprofen) it may help relieve the pain. A heating pad can also help. ...Read more
I had an athroscopy on my wrist to repair torn cartlidge in June 2016 and ecu realease on same wrist in 2014. But i still have pain my wrist. Could the sutures have come loose or could that be the cause of the problem. It seems to be getting worse?
TFCC: See your surgeon. If you had TFCC repair the cartilage may not have healed.Occasionally the ulna bone may need ‘shortening’ w/ triangular fibrocartlagious complex(TFCC)repairs/ debridements esp.in racquet sport athletes and golfers.Arthroscopic photos f/2016 would be impt.to look at. Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Tight clothing can significantly alter blood flow which can damage any tissue. Short periods are usually not a problem. But if you do this for long periods, often, you may have problems. If the band is tight enough that you notice numbness or tingling or the skin is paler than normal afterwards, then the headband is too tight. Lighten it up! Even tourniquets cannot be in place for long! ...Read more
From Cost To Cost: Usually nothing.It's very common in older people.I'll let you define "older;" in my case I define it as older than 150. but there are very rare cases of an underlying problem (like of the thyroid or other metabolic problem). No need to freak out because those things are not an immediate threat to life but you might consider talking to your doctor,especially if you have any symptoms that bother you ...Read more