bone grafting

Hi. . . me again (pain in the ankle) hopefully not literally from your point of view by now:)
Went to the orhto yesterday and have scheduled the surgery for this Friday. He's gonna "clean" up the area, and put pins and a use a bone graft to fix the medial malleolus. Oh, and I get to be in a cast again, only because I begged for one. . . kidding. . . it kind of went the other way and he wouldnít budge on not getting the cast. When it comes to bone grafts. . . I've been doing research about it and find that there are many types of grafts you guys can use. My Dr. said he would be using cadaver bone. I see that cadaver bone can be rejected or transfer disease. Is that really something to worry about? Do you use cadaver bone or do you prefer other grafting materials? I also noticed that electrical stimulators may be used after the surgery to speed healing. Does that really work well, and should I ask to use that?
Iím trying to find anything to help speed recovery. I leave for work in Alaska in 7 weeks, and as you well now thatís about how long it will take to get this thing healed. I wont be headed back for TX until next Oct. So I really canít afford to prolong any of this for much longer.
Thanks again Dr. Abrams! -Steph

Posted By Stephanie on January 10, 2006 at 12:27:01:

This soft padded night splint with contoured posterior shell provides passive dorsi flexion to address plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shipped with toe wedge for additional stretch on plantar facia.

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