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Vitamins For Bone Graft Healing
What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?
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
Yes: People need a performance status to go through transplant. Ideally people should have healed from a broken hip before going through a transplant. Patients after transplant may need steroids and that can make the problem worse. Someone with myeloma or lymphoma needing an auto can have this issue addressed before a transplant to get better benefit ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None known: I am not aware of any supplements that have been specifically shown to promote bone fusion growth. You do need, of course, protein and calcium and vit d for bony healing, but these can be obtained from a good diet as well as sunlight. More important is to avoid or control factors that inhibit bone healing, such as smoking, diabetes, and nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve). ...Read more
Is bone transplant the same as bone grafting? I've read some articles about bone grafting. Is this the same thing as a bone transplant?
Autogenous bone graf: Bone transplant is an autogenous bone graft, where bone from the patient was removed from the donor site and insert into the grafting site (recipient site). Bone grafting applied to situation when a bone graft material was used, i.e. From patient (autogenous), from other human (allograft), from animal(xenograft), or synthetically made. Bone transplant is bone graft but not vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonunion: Nonunions can be very problematic. If you have tried vitamin d and calcium supplements as well as a bone stimulator and your fracture shows little signs of healing, then bone graft may be your option. Studies have suggested that prp or bone marrow aspirate may also be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?
Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone graft from hip to bilateral pars fractures; screw placement unsuccessful. How long does bone usually take to fuse? Curious. Also why no nsaids?
3rd metatarsal stress fracture- nonunion after 21 weeks. Bone graft and ORIF. Success likely for this surgery? Complications?
Successful treatment: A non-union fracture needs to be fully understood for the best surgical outcome. It is helpful to know if this is a vascular or non vascular non-union as it can change the surgical approach. Overall the surgery is very successfull unless you are a smoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a "bone graft" and/or a "bone block" (for later implant) increase jawbone height due to reabsorption following extraction years earlier?
Yes in most cases: A bone block is a type of bone graft. There is a discussion whether a bone block or a particulated bone graft is better. I have seen great results with both. A successful bone graft is depends on many factors. Smoking, diabetes & poor oral hygiene can contribute to a failure. The skill of the surgeon is also important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-union ulnar [email protected], obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
What type of bone graft needed for front tooth implant after extraction. Which is best type. Is bone graft from cow safe material.
Extremely safe: Allograft, autograft, bone reconstruction, bone repair, calcium sulphate, ceramic, hydroxyapatite and implant, polymer, just to name a few. The animal bone elements results in graft materials which have proven to be extremely safe and predictable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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