Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to replace missing bones in the body or strengthen weak bones. Bone grafts can be taken from another part of the patient’s body or made from synthetic materials or donated human tissue. This blog post discusses how bone graft delivery works and the benefits of this procedure.
1. How Does the Process Work, From Implantation to Fusion?
Bone graft delivery can be a complicated process, and there are a variety of devices that can be used to deliver the grafts to the desired location. The most common type of device is called a guidewire. A guidewire is a thin metal wire inserted into the bone through a small incision. The guidewire helps to direct the bone graft placement and helps ensure that the graft is properly positioned.
Other devices that can be used to deliver bone grafts include screws, nails, and plates. These devices are often used to stabilize bones that have been fractured or damaged. In some cases, these devices may also be used to deliver the bone graft to the desired location.
Once the graft has been delivered, it will begin to fuse with the existing bone. This process can take several months, and during this time, you will need to restrict your activities to allow the graft to heal properly.
2. What Are the Benefits of Using a Delivery Device?
There are several benefits to using a delivery device when implanting a bone graft. First, the delivery device helps to ensure that the graft is properly positioned. This can help reduce the risk of complications and ensure that the graft will be effective.
Second, the delivery device helps to stabilize the bone. This can help to reduce the risk of fractures and other injuries. Third, the delivery device can help to speed up the healing process. The graft will fuse with the existing bone more quickly, and you will be able to return to your normal activities more quickly.
3. What Are the Risks Associated With Using a Delivery Device?
According to the Department of Commerce, 40% of the worldwide medical device industry is based in the United States. Every year, the United States exports $44 billion worth of medical devices.
There are some risks associated with using a delivery device. First, the delivery device can cause damage to the bone. This can lead to fractures or other injuries. Second, the delivery device may not be able to position the graft properly. This can lead to complications and reduced effectiveness of the graft. Third, the delivery device may cause pain or discomfort. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort after surgery, be sure to speak with your doctor.
Bone graft delivery is a complicated procedure, but with the help of a delivery device, it can be a successful and relatively complication-free process. If you are considering bone graft surgery, be sure to speak with your doctor about the options available for delivering the grafts to the desired location. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about bone grafting or available delivery devices.