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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
Is stem cell a procedure for me? I am 33 and have a damaged meniscus from a previous injury. I had a doctor tell me that i need a meniscal allograft.
Stem cell: The terminology of "stem cell" use in the knee is being thrown around quite freely. A quasi "stem cell" approach is the platelet rich plasm (prp) injections that are gaining traction for osteoarthritis of the knee. Meniscal allograft has a limited indication in a "young" patient with joint pain, intact adjoining articular surfaces and previous total meniscectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
A graft of tissue...: Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft. ...Read more
Transfer: In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to prevent this (immunosuppressive medications). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if i forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? anti-rejections for kidney transplant
Important: Remember, it is of the greatest importance that you try to take your immunosuppressant medications in a timely fashion. It's administered that way so that your blood levels are appropriate to protect the transplant and minimize adverse effects of too high a drug level. Please review this with your transplant nephrologist to have a plan for issues like this in the future. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All depends: Many renal transplant recipients have active lifestyle and transplant itself is not a contraindication to skydiving. If you are 28 years old and has no cardiac issues, I don't see a problem. However, since you have only one functioning kidney, you need to be careful not to sustain trauma that can cause irreversible damage to the allograft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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