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Hip Bone Graft Recovery
Bone graft: Consolidation usually takes two months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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..
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
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
I had a bone graft operation more than a week ago and bone was taken from my left hip. Do I need to keep the stiches covered with a plaster?
Yes they do: It is a painful procedure but if you need it it is worth it. ...Read more
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
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
Define shortly: I definitely would not recommend any strenuous activity 'shortly' after. ...Read more
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
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
What level of pain should be expected two weeks post op from an L4-L5 fusion with a cage and screws and a bone graft from my hip.
Varies: Unfortunately there is not one correct answer. In other words, some patients will have very little or even no pain, whereas other patients will continue to have severe pain. Also unfortunately, a bone graft from the hip is a well known cause of postop pain which can be persistent. If your pain is really severe, you should of course see your surgeon and have x-rays and an examination. ...Read more
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.
I recently had a bone graft done from my hip to my cleft pallet and I've noticed yellow spots on my face. Is this an infection?
Bone/Cleft/issue: See your surgeon ASAP to rule out ANY issues! ...Read more
Bone graft from hip to bilateral pars fractures; screw placement unsuccessful. How long does bone usually take to fuse? Curious. Also why no nsaids?
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.
Would a lumbar laminectomy with bone graft from my hip be logical in the case of a bilateral l5 spondylolysis, screw placement unsuccessful.
I had spinal fusion bone graft from my hip dislocated fracture c-5 c-6 in 01 I'm fatigued stiff in pain getting hard to even think about being active?
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 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
14 yrs after total hip replacement and bone grafting of the pelvis still in low/high levels of discomfort every day. Exercise is not helping, ?
Pain after THR: You should see an orthopaedic surgeon to rule out infection or loosening. ...Read more
I need 2 have 6 teeth pulled plus bone graph maxillary and mandibular dentall arches. Oral surgeon who can maxillary and mandibular. Augmentation or bone grafting from the hip coordinated with a ortho surgeon. Removal of 6 remaining teeth. 4 to 6 endosseo
I'm not sure what your question is. Are you looking for someone from the avvo panel who can help you with these procedures?
If so, I am sure that the specialists from california will be able to refer you to a trusted colleague that they know in your area if they cannot help you.
I have also edited your post to the oral surgery section. ...Read more
I have avn both hips, had 5 surgies, replacements and core decompress with bone grafts, why do I still have so much pain?
Let me understand: Did you have hip replacement? If you did you should not pain if you did not may it is something to think about. Write me back. ...Read more
How long does it take for me to jog again after a bone graft from the hips to a fractured scaphoid?
Four weeks: I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken from your pelvis. That being the case, there should not be any structural harm with running or jogging. Local discomfort would suggest that you might need 3 to 4 weeks before resuming this activity. Good luck! ...Read more
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
Need surgery (ORIF, bone graft) for nonunion 3rd met. How long might recovery be, how long to walk, exercise (bike) and run? Possible complications?
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
Varies: There alot of different types and complexities of bone grafts. In general, the recovery is similar to that of a dental extraction. In some cases, a more significant recovery is required. ...Read more
Orif and bone graft to web b fx recovery time and when I'm back on my feet is there any weight training exercises I should avoid and for how long?
Depends on healing: If you have has a bone graft, then likely you had a pretty bad fracture. Healing time depends on serial x-rays that show incorporation of graft and bone healing. Conditions such as osteoporosis and tobacco use may prolong this healing time. Generally 6-8 weeks for healing followed by physical therapy. I usually would avoid any ankle weight training excercises for 10-12 weeks. Ask your surgeon! ...Read more