Reasons for Bone Graft

When your doctor informs you that you need the Bone Graft procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Bone Graft is Performed


Reasons for Procedure

The doctor may recommend a bone graft to:

  • Treat a fracture that is not healing
  • Reconstruct a shattered bone
  • Fill gaps in bone caused by cysts or tumors
  • Fuse bones on either side of a joint
  • Stimulate bone growth to help anchor an artificial joint or other implant




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Learn what Bone Graft is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Bone Graft
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Bone Graft Complications
Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Bone Graft Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Bone Graft Results
Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Bone Graft
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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