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Doctor insights on: Hip Bone Graft Recovery

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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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How long is the recovery time for a dental bone graft from my hip? I am going to have a bone graft done to my jaw, and the piece of bone is going to come from my hip. I would like to have some idea of how long this might take me to recover from. .

How long is the recovery time for a dental bone graft from my hip? I am going to have a bone graft done to my jaw, and the piece of bone is going to come from my hip. I would like to have some idea of how long this might take me to recover from.


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Hip graft: It usually takes a couple weeks to recover from the limp and soreness. The skill of the surgeon is also in play. A good or team of surgeon and or staff usually can remove significant bone with minimal trauma in a short time, lessening postop recovery. Finally, hip grafting is usually reserved for larger defects, the smaller (dental) ones being treated by synthetics or cadaverics. ...Read more

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Which bone graft is better? Is it better to use bone from your hip, or the cadavers bone?

Which bone graft is better? Is it better to use bone from your hip, or the cadavers bone?

Defect size: Based on your question, i would assume that your specific situation requires a significant amount of bone, since your doctor is considering a hip bone graft. Good results can be achieved with different bone types, including cadaver bone. However, the larger the defect size, generally better results will be achieved using your own bone. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a bone graft from my hip make them smaller?

Can you please tell me, should a bone graft from my hip make them smaller?

Yes, but: Harvesting a bone graft removes bone, but most of the time you cannot tell. It depends on what part of the pelvis the bone comes from, how much bone is removed, how much soft tissue covers the area (skin, fat, muscle). If a doctor is talking to you about a bone graft harvest, talk to them about your concerns. ...Read more

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Can you have a bone graft from a hip replacement?

Can you have a bone graft from a hip replacement?

What?: It's not clear what your question is asking. When you do a hip replacement, a bone braft may be carried out to supplement inadequate bone loss. Frequently your native femoral head, which would other wise be removed and discarded, is morselized and used to fill in cysts or other voids. A hip replacement is an artificial device, so you can't get bone graft from that. ...Read more

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How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a bone graft from your hip to form a base for dental implants, take to heal?

For how long does it take for a bone graft from your hip to form a base for dental implants, take to heal?

Beware: Iliac crest grafts as onlay grafts have limited success long-term. Before you consider this procedure get another 1 or 2 opinions. If you are in Norristown you can have a free panorex and 3D scan and consult with a Prosthodontist or Oral Surgeon or sometimes both at By Design Dental Implant Center - right behind the Mall. Always good to get educated about procedure and options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Have to have a fusion of the great toe with a hip bone graft. How painful will both of these procedures be? How will my hip feel after?

Toe fusion: Both areas will be equally unco for first 7-10 days. Iliac crest ( so called hip ) pain lessens by second week. Great toe pain lasts for 6-8 weeks as it is subjected to weight even with crutches . ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone graft from hip to pars fractures to heal completely. it's been 4 months and showing minimal bony union.

How long does it take for a bone graft from hip to pars fractures to heal completely. it's been 4 months and showing minimal bony union.

Pars fracture: Pars problems take varying amounts of time to heal . Some depend on causation. Acute fractures in younger patients tend to heal more quickly than those which have been a result of long time progressing in older people.Nutrition, smoking, osteopenia also ply a role. ...Read more

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Had hip to jaw bone graft 11 days ago. Every time I had sex since had to stop b/c severe headache b4 orgasm.Minor h.a lasts all day.Rarely got h.a b4.

Had hip to jaw bone graft 11 days ago. Every time I had sex since had to stop b/c severe headache b4 orgasm.Minor h.a lasts all day.Rarely got h.a b4.

Why sex so soon post: surgery? Am surprised 1) You were in the mood for sex after such major surgery involving hip & head. 2) That symptoms are relatively mild. Am certain everything will settle down unless your newly repaired jaw breaks! ...Read more

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Iliac crest bone graft from hip for treatment for nonunion scaphoid how big is the cut ? Will they take much bone graft? Hello there I have nonunion scaphoid for nearly two years now im having open reducion and internal fixation of the scaphoid fracture w

Iliac crest bone graft from hip for treatment for nonunion scaphoid how big is the cut ? Will they take much bone graft? Hello there I have nonunion scaphoid for nearly two years now im having open reducion and internal fixation of the scaphoid fracture w

These : These are very specific questions, good questions but the best answer comes form the surgeon who is going to operate on you. Typically "small cut" (whatever that means may be different for different cases, and going home typically depends upon how you feel, genral health, length of surgery etc....Talk to your doctor pick up the phone and call the office of where your surgery is being done. ...Read more

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Do you have to be naked during hip bone grafting?

Do you have to be naked during hip bone grafting?

Hip bone: Yes. This is done in the operating room and no clotting should be on. ...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


Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more