WHEN ARE BONE GRAFTS NECESSARY?
24 Jan 2019
Bone grafting can be an intimidating procedure for many patients, but it is a surprisingly common treatment method used in many situations. Advancements in bone grafting technology, specifically in bone graft delivery systems, have allowed this treatment to improve over time, making it a more viable procedure to help with a variety of cases. There are four primary reasons that patients receive bone grafts: multiple fractures that don’t heal properly; helping bones heal across a damaged joint; bone regeneration; and for helping with the implantation of medical devices
CORRECTING IMPROPER HEALING
When bones fracture, it’s not terribly uncommon for the body to have difficulty in repairing itself properly. This is especially true in situations of multiple fractures, where the bones may heal themselves in ways that can cause the patient even more pain and difficulty. In these cases, bone grafting can help correct the improper healing and restore the bone structure to something more similar to its original state.
When a joint is damaged, sometimes it becomes necessary to fuse two bones together to cover where a joint once was; this is more commonly seen in foot injuries where joint or bone damage has occurred. Grafting can help the bones fuse together across the damaged joint, helping speed repair.
Certain injuries or diseases lead to bone damage and degeneration. In these cases, especially where the body’s own healing abilities are compromised, additional efforts may be needed to fully restore bone health. Grafting may help with bone repair and can potentially slow further damage being done.
Medical implants, such as joint replacements, are becoming increasingly common; as many as 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices, including implants. However, implantation can take its toll on the body, particularly when it comes to bone health. Grafting may be useful under these circumstances to help the body to heal and adjust to the presence of these new devices.
Bone grafting can be an incredibly useful type of medical treatment in these specific circumstances, however, they are not the only situations that will require the use of bone grafts. For more information on bone grafts and when they can be used, contact SurGenTec or your local medical professional.
WHY CHOOSE A GRAFTGUN TO DELIVER YOUR ALLOGRAFT?
02 Jan 2019
The SurGenTec GraftGun delivers accurate measurements for your bone and orthopedic industry needs. But how does the GraftGun help you in the OR?
Here’s why you should always choose the GraftGun complete with the Aziyo bone funnel when you enter the operating room.
Thanks to the GraftGun’s tube markings at every .25cc, you never need to worry about administering the wrong dose of ViBone in the operating room. On top of that, the bone funnel relies on a radiopaque ring at the end of the cartridge to ensure the doctor or surgeon is able to clearly visualize the graft deliver under fluoroscopy. When it comes to filling a disc space or cage, the GraftGun will help you safely administer the right amount of allograft at the necessary spot. You don’t need to worry about contamination or improper dispensing during your bone graft surgery thanks to the accuracy proffered by the GraftGun.
The GraftGun relies on a controlled release method to help safely deliver the viable bone matrix to the exact spot where the patient needs it. This helps aid bone repair at a quicker rate for patient comfort and efficiency and the flexible tube ensures even hard-to-navigate spots during bone graft surgery are attainable.
Thanks to SurGenTec’s partnership with Aziyo, the ViBone matrix even comes in prefilled MIS cartridges to improve both accuracy and efficiency when doctors and surgeons need it most. The matrix thaws in under two minutes and is then attached to the GraftGun for efficient, effective treatment regardless of where the patient needs the matrix administered.
EASE OF USE
Thanks to the advancements posited by the GraftGun, you never need to worry about the difficulties associated with traditional funnels. The GraftGun even utilizes an ergonomic handle that’s designed to fit the shape of your hand for increased control and precision. This is essential when tensions are running high in the operating room. Thanks to the ease of use and quality of the graft delivery system, you can rest easy knowing that OR risks are reduced with this innovative graft delivery device.
When you want to improve the accuracy and efficiency of your operating room, rely on the universal GraftGun for all your orthopedic, dental, and bone graft surgery needs. A recent 16-year study showed that among two million patients, bone graft substitutes are on the rise. Get ahead of the curve by relying on SurGenTec’s GraftGun and viable bone matrix when you want to improve your OR.