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Spinal bone graft - series

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1

Overview

The hip bones are a good source for bone grafts. They regenerate quickly and do not bear a lot of weight. While you are deep asleep and pain-free (using general anesthesia), an incision is made over the crest of the hip bone. A piece of bone is removed, and the incision is stitched (sutured) closed. Some discomfort is felt in this area.

Update Date 8/11/2012

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