Bone grafting is not a new science because humanity has been obsessed with improving medical care for as long as we have existed. Several accounts show that we have developed tools and skills throughout human history that have advanced our ability to manipulate all parts of the human body. We are currently at an advanced stage of all these processes and can replace bones, tissues, and organs with higher chances of success.
Everything about bone harvesting benefits and processes
The bone marrow is a sponge-like tissue that sits at the center of any significant bone in the body. It has a lot of different stem cells that make the blood cells, such as white and red blood cells.
Bone marrow harvesting is collecting cells from the bone marrow to repurpose them into other areas of the bone. The autologous stem cell transplanting process gives your body a new supply of cells from another area to encourage and mature the existing blood cells. In the end, the body will naturally absorb all the stem cells and go through the entirely natural process of rebuilding the natural cells.
Collecting bone marrow
The specialists can collect the bone marrow from many different areas around the body, including the breasts and hips. The iliac is a common area to harvest these cells because it has plenty of bone graft material and will reconstruct itself easily without massive modifications.
Sometimes, the bone harvesting procedure will have the accompaniment of another process to minimize any possible bone defects, such as working to retain the aesthetic value or splitting the bone graft to remove a thin core of the bone graft and maintain the original structure.
Everything about the bone harvesting process
What happens before the bone harvesting purpose?
The healthcare provider understands precisely what you need to do to prepare for your exact bone harvesting process. It is always better to work with a specialist who can examine your case and recommend just the proper medications, creams, and patches to encourage the growth of the bone marrow and prevent or control excessive bleeding after the surgery. Tell your healthcare about any medications you take because some could complicate the procedure or compromise the healing process of the bone graft procedure.
What happens during bone graft harvesting?
The medical specialist will give you anesthesia to block your senses before incision on the affected area. They will clean the bone to prepare for grafting with an Avitus bone harvester and finally, use stitches to seal the incision.
Benefits of bone grafting with the Avitus harvester
The specific benefits of autogenous bone harvesting and grafting depend on the particular bone grafting process. Generally, you should expect the following:
- Low risk of infection
- Minimal infection transmission
- Minimal or no need for a secondary procedure
- Protection of the tissue within the bones
- A sterile environment free of germs
- It is possible to repair large or small sections of bones for different tissue or bone transplants.
Our bone harvest technology will allow healing with minimal complications like nerve damage and infections in most cases for a lot of different bone graft types. Contact us online to book a consultation.