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Graft (Overview)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another. Also refers to heterogenous and homogenous grafting.


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What is the definition or description of: graft?

What is the definition or description of: graft?

TISSUES TRANSFER: Tissues from one location are transferred to another. Also refers to heterogenous and homogenous grafting.

Graft (Overview)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another. Also refers to heterogenous and homogenous grafting.


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I am circumsized but skin has grafted back, is there a procedure to correct this?

I am circumsized but skin has grafted back, is there a procedure to correct this?

Yes....: I'm not sure what you mean by "grafted back." there is a surgical procedure to fix just about anything that may be wrong with you. Find a reliable urologist or surgeon who specializes in this surgery for details.

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What is an alloderm graft?

Synthetic graft.: Graft that is used to augment soft tissue or periodontal tissue in the mouth.

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Anyone know about skin grafts?

Anyone know about skin grafts?

Sure, lots.: Next question? Seriously, it depends what you want to know. A piece of skin is taken from a "donor" area and grafted onto the treatment area, usually when skin can't be stretched enough to close a wound primarily. They are also used to treat severe burns, where lots of skin area has been destroyed. Grafting should only be done by someone with special training and expertise.

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Could nerve grafts restore potency?

Could nerve grafts restore potency?

Good thought: So far, no progress in this category, but a good idea.

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What can cause alloderm graft failure?

What can cause alloderm graft failure?

It happens: Any time you have a graft done there is a chance of failure. It can be caused by many different factors ranging from an infection to rotten luck. I have seen grafts fail from time to time and sometimes we just have no idea what happened. If your doctor followed all the protocols your graft had a great chance of success but failure is always possible.

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How long after skin grafts can I heal?

How long after skin grafts can I heal?

At least 3 weeks: It takes at least 3 weeks and closer to 3 months for skin grafts to achieve significant adherence to minimize the risk of shear or stress forces on the donor site and recipient sites. This may also be influenced by the thickness of the graft as well as the location of the graft. For exampe longer periods may be advised for the sole of the foot -.

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Can you exaplin what is ovarian grafting?

Can you exaplin what is ovarian grafting?

Preserve your eggs: Ovarian grafting is an experimental technique that can be used to preserve your eggs for future fertility prior to chemotherapy, or radiation, or any treatment that can damage the eggs and ovaries. At this time, freezing eggs or embryos is a more reliable method to preserve your eggs and your fertility and may be a better option. Please speak with a specialist before you make a decision.

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Can you tell me anything about skin grafts?

Yes: Skin grafts are very helpful after losing large amounts of skin. If there are areas that can not cover your body from burns, or other injuries skin can be removed from other parts of your body or cadeaver skin can be used to place over the uncovered area to protect your body. This usually works well for healing and allows a much better cosmetic look for the area needing to be covered.

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How painful is it to have a soft tissue graft?

How painful is it to have a soft tissue graft?

Need more info: Soft tissue grafts are used for gum disease, hernias, breast reconstruction, bladder suspension to name but a few. As you can imagine, the postoperative pain can be quite different. Which specific use are you referring to? Thanks.

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Can you get cosmetic correction for graft sites?

Several Options: Graft donor and recipient sites can be unsightly and may even cause functional restrictions. Multiple options can be available including treatment using co2 fractionated ablative laser or pulse dye laser, surgical correction through local or expanded flaps or regrafting of specific regions. Signficant research is on-going and more additional options may be available in the future.

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Does anyone know the cost of a soft tissue graft?

Does anyone know the cost of a soft tissue graft?

(Very) expensive: The cost of surgical graft varies with the type of material and size of the mesh. Small pieces of synthetic mesh costs hundreds of $$; bio absorbable mesh costs thousands and the largest pieces can be as expensive as a small car.

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What are the symptoms of graft-versus-host disease?

There can be many...: Acute GVHD presents as a skin rash, gut symptoms (nausea or diarrhea) or jaundice. Chronic GVHD commonly causes dry eyes and dry mouth but they can also get quite sore. More serious symptoms of chronic GVHD include sclerosis (scarring or thickening) of the skin, or reduced flexibility due to connective tissue inflammation (fascitis). Pulmonary airflow obstruction may cause shortness of breath.

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Could you graft nerve endings to restored foreskin?

Could you graft nerve endings to restored foreskin?

Afraid not: Presume you had a skin graft to restore foreskin. Not possible to graft nerve endings into a graft. They would need to be connected to functional nerves in penile skin next to graft. This is technically impossible.

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For how long does it take for nerve grafting to heal?

For how long does it take for nerve grafting to heal?

Nerve grafting: Nerve grafts typically heal in about two to three months however the nerve regeneration through the grafts can months and sometimes up to two years.

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What is the medical definition of graft-versus-host disease?

GVHD: Occurs when bone marrow stem cells and/or immune cells have been engrafted from one individual into another. Except in identical twins, differences in cellular antigens cause engrafted cells to react against the host tissues and cause an inflammatory injury. Acutely, symptoms may affect the skin, liver, or gut; whereas chronic GVHD may affect the eyes, mouth, fascia, and lungs.

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What is an appropriate diet for someone with graft-versus-host disease?

What is an appropriate diet for someone with graft-versus-host disease?

A healthy diet: Is important for GVHD patients, but it may not be much different than for the rest of us. If the mouth or gut is affected, then the key is to find foods the patient can tolerate. Sometimes simple, easy to digest foods are best. If a GVHD patient requires corticosteroid treatment (prednisone) then a healthy diet should be balanced by exercise to prevent weight gain and loss of muscle mass.

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Infraorbital nerve permanently damaged in about 20%. Grafting possible?

Infraorbital nerve permanently damaged in about 20%. Grafting possible?

Maybe not: The infraorbital branch of the trigeminal nerve mainly subserves sensation below the eye over the cheek, and would be unlikely worthwhile to pursue surgical avenues for an isolated lesion. However, if there is actually more widespread damage affecting the v-2 trigeminal division, then some intervention may be useful.