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No: They were tried in the 1960s — they failed. ...Read more
Vein vs. Symthetic: Typically, natural bypass grafts are your own vein or artery. It is also possible to use cryopreserved vein or artery from a cadaver (less common but an option). Synthetic grafts are made either or gore-tex /ptfe or woven polyester (dacron). The natural grafts are less likely to clot when there is poor circulation and they are less prone to infection. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an aneurysm in mid synthetic Femoral/Popliteal graft. I have a thrombus 7x8cm surrounding graft, graft incrased from 2.3 to 3.2?
Sure, lots.: Next question? Seriously, it depends on 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. ...Read more
It happens: Any time you have a graft done there is a chance of failure. It can be caused by many 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. ...Read more
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 -. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ongoing and more additional options may be available in the future. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
A healthy diet: Is important for GVHD patients, but it may not be much different from 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cadaver Tissue: It is an acellular dermal matrix made from Cadaver tissue ...Read more
Will a nerve graft repair procedure hurt? How long will a nerve graft take, and what kind of recovery times will i be looking at?
How effective is fat grafting in butt augmentation? I'm interested in having a butt augmentation done via fat graft. Is this an effective way to enhance my butt, or are there better procedures that give better results?
Beautifully, excitingly effective. Remember you must have a total liposuculpute of entire torson
there is nothing else (implants? Never)
please make sure you consult with a real board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Auto or allograft: It is a piece of tendon below the patella or knee cap along with a piece of the patellar bone itself, either from the same person or donated and harvested from cadavers(allograft). ...Read more