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  1. in the trees

    in the trees Turbo Monkey

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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
     
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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    cadaver dust? Is that ground up bone?
     
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  3. in the trees

    in the trees Turbo Monkey

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    Yup.

    toby
     
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  4. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I never had cadaver dust, but I was part of a clinical study where I was injected with human cologen.
     
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  5. Riding

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    The ACL in my right knee is an Allograft.
     
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    Most everyone who has ACL surgury has Cadaver Ligiments
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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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
     
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    Yeah. Doc used some when I got a dental implant. Shortly thereafter I grew horns.
     
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  9. skinny mike

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    yeah, that's also what they did for my friend who got acl surgery over the winter.
     
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    My ACL in my left knee was harvested from my patella tendon.
     
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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
     
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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)
     
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    Not true, my Dr. used my Patella.
     
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    My right knee has a harvested ligament in it.
     
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    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).
     
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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.
     
  20. in the trees

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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
     
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    So now instead of turning into a zombie, you're gonna get mad cow disease. Congratulations.
     
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    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)