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I recently had curettage and bone graft surgery on my left femur. I now have a bone cyst. Will this require further surgery?

I recently had curettage and bone graft surgery on my left femur. I now have a bone cyst. Will this require further surgery?

No.: As long as the cyst, is not causing any problems, such as pain, inability to walk, pinching a nerve etc, there is no need to do anything about it. ...Read more

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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What to expect after bone grafting?

What to expect after bone grafting?

It deoends?: What kind of bone graft, if the bone was taken from the bank (bone bank) it like any other surgery, if the bone was taken from you it is painful. ...Read more

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What are complications of bone grafting?

What are complications of bone grafting?

All the risks of any: Surgical procedure, like infection, nerve/vessels injury, bleeding, pain and a permanent scar from where the graft is taken. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a bone grafting?

Is there any pain involved in a bone grafting?

Usually minor: I prepare patients that there should be no pain during the bone grafting procedure. Afterward, I typically give advil (ibuprofen) and prepare the patient to expect pain ranging from 2-4 out of 10. This is true for most types of bone grafting (allograft, xenografts, autograft).

I do not perform block grafting (a larger piece of bone from your own body); I would not know how that pain may differ. ...Read more

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What can I expect during bone grafting surgery?

What can I expect during bone grafting surgery?

Depends: It depends on the size of the bone graft placed. Obviously the larger grafts may require longer to heal and there may be more discomfort. However when grafting immediately following extraction there is very little pain and some discomfort for a day or two. Bone grafting is very predictable. ...Read more

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What should I know about oral bone grafting surgeries?

The alternatives: As a general rule, bone grafting procedures are highly successful. The most important factor to success is blood supply. Maintaining proper blood supply to an area will determine success, and anything that interferes with this can cause a problem. Your periodontist or oral surgeon can help you determine what the best choices are! ...Read more

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I'm going to do a bone grafting surgery. What are some things I need to know?

I'm going to do a bone grafting surgery. What are some things I need to know?

Type of graft: The type of graft material to be used, all possible treatment options, including the risks, benefits, and alternatives, possible complications, post-operative instructions and the prognosis. ...Read more

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I have to have an extraction and bone grafting done due to car wreck. How painful will it be?

I have to have an extraction and bone grafting done due to car wreck. How painful will it be?

Minimal: So long as the local anesthesia given at time of surgery adequate for the procedure, extraction and bonegrafting should not be painful. Post operatively, you will be 'sore' and be given an oral analgesic to tide you over. ...Read more

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I'll specifically ask perio's front desk, "does he have lots of bone grafting & bony buccal wall rebuilding experience? ". Can I rely on the answer?

I'll specifically ask perio's front desk, "does he have lots of bone grafting & bony buccal wall rebuilding experience? ". Can I rely on the answer?

Great Question!: Go straight to the doc and ask him. Sounds like you have need of reassurance you are in good hands perio is trained to handle these matters but how many completed is a great question!

chuck. ...Read more

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What is dental bone grafting?

What is dental bone grafting?

Dental Bone Graft: A Dental bone graft is the surgical procedure where an area of the jaw is "built up" or reconstructed using a portion of your own bone from another site, tissue banked human bone, xenograft (usually bovine derived), synthetic bone or rhBMP which is a protien that "tell" you body to grow bone. All types have there own pros and cons ...Read more

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What is involved with bone grafting?

Filling a bone void: Doctors use to use bone from our shin or pelvis to fill holes in bones or add to bones that were not healing. Now we usually use freeze dried bone from cadavers and chemicals called bone growth factors to enhance the healing. This avoids the second surgical site and the pain of harvesting the bone. ...Read more

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What is involved with bone grafting?

What is involved with bone grafting?

Augment bone H/W: Bone graft is used to augment bone height and/or width. Bone is harvested from a donor site (if use your own bone) or from other source and placed into the recipient site. Membrane, mesh, screw can be used to stabilize the graft insure the optimal result. Tissue suture then must provide the complete coverage with primary intention is possible. Finally, the graft must be protect from infection. ...Read more

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How should I prepare before doing a bone grafting?

Bone Grafting: Have you asked the doctor performing the bone grafting this same question? They are the best to answer this. Just keep the area to be grafted soft with hypoallergenic lotions before the procedure, make sure you take a daily multivitamin and maybe increase your intake of zinc, vitamin c and vitamin E since they are shown to increase healing. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your bone to be taken when having bone grafting done?

Bone graft: Sure. Oral surgeons can take bone from tibia, hip and cranium to build up and graft the oral and maxillofacial defects. Your own bone would be the best graft, due to live cells. ...Read more

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What is a bone graft?

What is a bone graft?

Increasing bone: In dentistry it is most commonly done by adding powdered or solid bone substitute to a deficient area and covering it for 4-6 mo. The body responds by healing the area into new solid bone. This procedure is done at sites in the mouth where there is not enough bone and there is a need for more bone to support a dental implant. ...Read more

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What can help bone graft grow faster?

What can help bone graft grow faster?

Palliative: Keep the graft area clean to prevent any kind of infection. Immobilization to avoid any micromovement. Vitamine c and balance meal to help in healing. Follow up with your care provider. ...Read more

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Could a bone graft have partial failure?

Yes, very much so.: Failure of the graft to fully incorporate is well known.
Follow your orthopod's advice.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Dental bone grafting: how long to eat normally?

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2-3 days: Depending on how extensive the grafting was, it shoiuld heal at near the same rate as an extraction. Once the soft tissue closes, you should be pretty comfortable eating regular foods. For the first couple days, the site may be sore and the wound still open. The site will heal faster if a membrane was placed and the sutures closed the wound. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

Adding bone to site: Dental bone grafting procedures vary depending on the site and size of the defect present. It can be as simple as adding bone to the socket of an extraction, to more complex reconstruction using a block of your own bone harvested from other parts of your mouth or body. I recommend speaking to your implant surgeon to discuss the type of grafting most appropriate for your needs. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone graft to grow?

How long does it take for a bone graft to grow?

4 weeks to 4 months: Bone graft material will act as a catalyst to begin bone growth via osteoconduction, osteoinduction, or osteogenesis. In osteoconduction, the grat acts as a scaffold, as blood vessel via neovascular genesis will bring in the bone cell, proliferate, differentiate, and mature. In osteoinduction, it will induce the bone to form and mature similarly. Osteogenesis only occurs with autogenous graft. ...Read more

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What if you need a bone graft but don't get one?

More explanation.: What is the purpose of the bone graft? Dental implant? ...Read more

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What happens if part of your bone graft falls out?

Not good news!: Depends on which type of bone graft procedure is done for you. If a socket preservation graft is done after an extraction, although it should've been secured properly under membrane or similar containment measures, still loss of some extra particles of bone can happen which is not a big deal, but if you have had a block bone graft, or guided bone regeneration, then see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How fast does the bone grow back after a bone graft?

Depends: There are various types of bone grafts in different areas of the mouth and different sizes. Usually small bone grafts can take 3 months to heal but larger bone grafts can take 6-9 months to heal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone graft?

See below: Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic).

Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace missing or deficient bone. ...Read more

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How painful is the recovery process after a bone graft?

Slight to moderate: The postoperative pain from the bone graft cause by three reasons: 1) infection, 2) uncontrolled swelling, 3) collateral damages during the grafting procedure. A grafting procedure should be carried out with least collateral damages to the area, i.e. The complete flap closure, patency of covering tissue, fixation of the graft. Medication will control swelling, infection, and pain. ...Read more

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Do you think I should donate blood before bone grafting?

Doesn't matter: You should be okay to donate blood without any impact on your bone grafting either for harvesting or implantation. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to heal after a bone graft?

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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 more

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Will exposed bone resulting from a bone graft heal itself?

Yes, but compromised: All wounds will heal in time. However, exposed bone during grafting will compromise the result of the graft. Most often this is due to infection. Must keep the area clean. Consult the dentist/surgeon who do the graft. ...Read more

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Bone Graft (Definition)

Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic). Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace ...Read more


Curettage (Definition)

The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by ...Read more