Thread: Bone graft
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 52
mira258 HB User
Bone graft

I need a bone graft on my toe and have a few questions.

The doctor has given me the choice of taking a piece from my heel or using donor bone.

If you had it taken from your heel, what was the recovery like? How long were you out of commission. Please tell me the pros and cons.

If you used donor bone, did you have any concerns?

If I use my own bone, they will use IV sedation. I have never been sedated and I worry about that. Probably unnecessary worry, but I still do. Although, all the people I have spoken to have said it's really not a big deal.

Any help is appreciated. There are pros and cons for each, just would love to hear your experience as I decide. My doctor has anwered quite a few of my questions, but the decision is ultimately up to me.

Thank you for any help.

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