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Cadaver Parts?

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Turbo Monkey
May 19, 2003
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So as I replied in a thread recently, I have a root canal that's failing and I'm having oral surgery to fix it tomorrow. The surgeon may have to use some "cadaver dust" cement during the procedure. So . . .

Just curious, who has had cadaver parts used during surgery?

toby
 

Upgr8r

High Priest or maybe Jedi Master
May 2, 2006
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I never had cadaver dust, but I was part of a clinical study where I was injected with human cologen.
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
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WTF? Why can't they use something synthetic? I had some dental work done recently and it was all fake stuff.

I wouldn't worry about 'dust', the concern is when you get a 'living' part (is a tendon living?) that the body may reject.


I used my own hammy for my ACL, fyi fwiw
 

apefeet

Chimp
Aug 25, 2005
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cadaver parts are pretty common. i am a big guy and they tore out my split acl and gave me a equine(horse) ligament. from what i am told is your body used the cadaver as a frame and then builds off it until it dissolves. unless you are in the military or canada where they have approved a kevlar replacement coated in a goretex like laminant
 

jonKranked

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Nov 10, 2005
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I use cadavar parts... for other reasons...

mmmm baby back ribs.... made from real babies...

(+rep to whoever can finish the statement properly)
 

eaterofdog

ass grabber
Sep 8, 2006
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My bro in law has dead man's heel bones. He fell off of a building at a job site and crushed his.

The "dead man walking" jokes are never, ever going to get old.
 

Toshi

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Oct 23, 2001
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I wouldn't worry about 'dust', the concern is when you get a 'living' part (is a tendon living?) that the body may reject.
you're not the first to have this concern. some parts are hard for the recipient to accept, like a lung, liver, heart, kidney. some parts aren't, because of low blood supply (bone, tendon, cartilage) or low antigenic content (which means the body doesn't recognize it and doesn't think twice of it).
 

Acadian

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Sep 5, 2001
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almost got some.

when I had surgery to repair my shattered right heel my orthopedic surgeon told me that they typically use cadaver bones to fill in the void. The heel bone is like a bee hive and once crushed, it's hard to repair. But in my case they used some stuff which I can't remember the name. it's a cement like mixture that hardens in seconds. At the time it wasn't even approved by the FDA yet - so I had to sign some release forms. Over time this stuff was supposedly going to be absorbed by the body and replace by bone...I don't think that happened. Still solid as a rock tho.
 

in the trees

Turbo Monkey
May 19, 2003
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I had the procedure this afternoon. No "cadaver dust" for me, guys. I got the "bovine dust" instead. Moooo! Perfect for VT!

toby
 
Just had a cadaver ligament put in my shoulder. (Level 5 separation that blew apart the ligament that goes over your clavicle.) Rejection was one of my big questions for my surgeon - will my body reject it? While he said no one can guaranty you 100% you won't have issues, he was 99% certain I'd have no problems. So far, after three months now, no issues at all.
 
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my friend had to get a HUGE mole removed from his back because doctors thought it could end up being cancerous. he had to get a skin graft from a cadaver. i thought it would have been funny if he got the skin from a black person so he could have a square inch or so of blackness. (my friend is the pastiest of pasty gingers)