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Why do people feel that it's "okay" to use cadaver bone for bone grafts?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allograft

The bone (or even tendons, fascia, etc) implanted that is cadaveric source is donated to a musculoskeletal tissue bank via organ donation.
They are processed in such a way to prevent the passage of disease from donor to recipient. These tissues allow surgeons to safely replace damaged or missing tissue from injury or disease without having to harvest tissue from elsewhere on the patient.

In brief: Allograft

The bone (or even tendons, fascia, etc) implanted that is cadaveric source is donated to a musculoskeletal tissue bank via organ donation.
They are processed in such a way to prevent the passage of disease from donor to recipient. These tissues allow surgeons to safely replace damaged or missing tissue from injury or disease without having to harvest tissue from elsewhere on the patient.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe predictable

Allografts (from the same species) are safe and efficacious.
The advantage of using allografts or donor bone is the omission of a second surgical site, resulting in less morbidity. The literature is replete with high success rates and very low risks.

In brief: Safe predictable

Allografts (from the same species) are safe and efficacious.
The advantage of using allografts or donor bone is the omission of a second surgical site, resulting in less morbidity. The literature is replete with high success rates and very low risks.
Dr. William Dapper
Dr. William Dapper
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: IT is fine

Cadaver bone is often used in multiple bone grafting surgeries with great success.
The huge benefit is that you do not need to suffer from pain in another area of your body from which your own bone graft is harvested.

In brief: IT is fine

Cadaver bone is often used in multiple bone grafting surgeries with great success.
The huge benefit is that you do not need to suffer from pain in another area of your body from which your own bone graft is harvested.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Allograft

They have been shown over a long time, in millions of cases, to be safe and efficacious.
The obvious advantage of using allografts (cadaver bone) is that you avoid donor site morbidity. In their words, less pain, less incisions, less risk of infection, etc. Your doctor can help you in an individual case decide which is best for you.

In brief: Allograft

They have been shown over a long time, in millions of cases, to be safe and efficacious.
The obvious advantage of using allografts (cadaver bone) is that you avoid donor site morbidity. In their words, less pain, less incisions, less risk of infection, etc. Your doctor can help you in an individual case decide which is best for you.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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