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What Is A Bone Plug In Acl Reconstruction Surgery
A lot.....: When we perform an ACL reconstruction, we need to utilize a "graft" to construct a new ligament. Some of those graft choices have bone plugs and some are all soft tissue (hamstring tendons). After the graft is placed, we need to secure it or hold it in position. We can use screws or other devices to go this. So a screw is a means of fixation, whereas the bone plug is simply a part of a graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
15 yrs old athlete male 185cm - 17 yrs bone age. About to have ACL reconstruction surjery. Is there a risk of asymmetric growth after to surjery ?
Pain is expected: After the surgery, but it is expected to decrease gradually, and if not - make sure you follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Surgical site: This may be at the surgical site. See your surgeon to clarify this pain. ...Read more
Is it physically possible to be clear from a ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft in 4 months?
11 weeks since from mcl tear surgery and acl reconstruction started work again and am very having mild swelling with a tired feeling. is that normal?
ACL/MCL: Yes, early fatigue is normal because of lack of strength. It takes time for you to re-build stamina. It is always good to check in with your surgeon as well. ...Read more
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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