Broken, damaged, and weakened bones are something that millions of people struggle with every day. Around 6.8 million Americans use devices to aid in their mobility every day and many do so due to bone issues. Bone grafting is a technology that is ever-changing and that can help resolve some of these mobility issues and help people regain their freedom.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a process by which healthy bone is used to encourage the growth of new bone in areas where a bone may be broken, damaged, or diseased. The healthy bone helps to encourage the damaged bone to regrow naturally and without other added components to help prevent rejection and to help the person being treated get the best chance at a healthy bone. Grafting is a very serious procedure, but it is also so helpful, and it can make bones stronger and help resolve a range of mobility issues. Bone grafting can help to resolve mobility issues associated with weakened bones and can help those dealing with bone loss.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
The process is simple enough. Your surgeon is going to have a piece of healthy bone from somewhere else in the body, the healthy section of bone is inserted into the place where the bone loss has taken place and is secured there. New bone will grow and attach to the healthy bone as the body heals and the bone mends. This helps to ensure that your body is not going to reject the new bone and that the healing process is going to be as seamless as possible.
When Is Bone Grafting Necessary?
Bone grafting is not always the first step or the first choice when it comes to dealing with damaged or diseased bone. Bone grafting is often needed when the body has been given time to recover, but it has not. Bone grafting can be an intense procedure, but it helps those dealing with issues to feel better, to regrow their own bone, and to be able to get up and move around again.
With the help of your team and doctors, you can choose the bone grafting delivery method that works best for you. Your team is going to be able to talk you through the process, help you with recovery, and also help you understand what to expect after grafting and what to expect in terms of healing and recovery.