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Does cervical fusion involve a bone graft? Is a bone graft used in cervical fusion? Could my body reject the graft? .

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Sometimes

The common options include cadaver bone, a bone graft from your hip or synthetic spacers filled with bone or other bone growth substances.
Rejection is very uncommon. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Sometimes

The common options include cadaver bone, a bone graft from your hip or synthetic spacers filled with bone or other bone growth substances.
Rejection is very uncommon. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Lon Alexander
Neurosurgery

In brief: Bone graft

Cervical fusion usually employs a bone graft.
The bone graft is treated bone, and should not be considered living tissue. It serves as a spacer, and lattice for your own body to grow bone through. There are alternatives, such as cervical "cages", as well as "plastic" bone grafts. It is possible for anything to be rejected by the body, but it is very uncommon.

In brief: Bone graft

Cervical fusion usually employs a bone graft.
The bone graft is treated bone, and should not be considered living tissue. It serves as a spacer, and lattice for your own body to grow bone through. There are alternatives, such as cervical "cages", as well as "plastic" bone grafts. It is possible for anything to be rejected by the body, but it is very uncommon.
Dr. Lon Alexander
Dr. Lon Alexander
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
In addition, your own bone can be used typically take. From the iliac crest or wing bones above your hips with highest rate of fusion .
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