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What is a Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute?

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  1. What is a Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute? The use of a synthetic bone graft as a substitute for real bone tissue in the place of missing bones in severe burn injuries or accidents, or other situations where body tissue is unavailable can save the patient's life. When the patient has had an injury that results in extensive tissue loss and bone deterioration, often a full restoration will not be possible. However, using a synthetic alternative can provide the missing bone tissue necessary to restore proper function and appearance to a part of the body that has experienced significant damage. Many patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries that result in significant loss of mobility will find that the loss of bone growth is accelerated by the traumatic event. The use of a synthetic bone graft substitute can help to accelerate the process of natural bone growth within the body. The synthetic bone often has a more dense cellular composition than natural bone and can also be processed to a higher standard of strength. This additional development provides a much more stable source of structural stability for a patient's skeletal system. It may even be enough to allow a person to regain complete use of one or more limbs following a spinal cord injury. The material used in synthetic bone graft They may be made from the same high-quality ingredients as natural bone. Often the addition of copper amino acids helps to improve the hardness of the cellular structure of the graft material. These materials are combined with other components that may include bovine collagen, sodium hyaluronate, calcium, or boron nitride. In addition, a silicone gel may be added to the mix as well as vitamin E, protein solution, and vitamins B, C, and D. Some doctors may recommend the use of silicone gels because they provide a soft, fluid texture and can easily mold to the exact dimensions of the bone graft substitute being used. The collagen is used in place of connective tissue, in order to create a more durable, flexible, and pliable substitute for the lost tissue. When a person has suffered a spinal cord injury, doctors will often suggest the use of a synthetic bone graft substitute in order to increase the ability of the injured person to maintain normal posture and function. These devices are called braces and are designed to help alleviate the pain that typically results from severe spinal cord injuries. There are a number of different types of these braces that can be used by patients. One of these is the hydroxyapatite brace, which is composed of a material that has been developed from a naturally occurring element in the earth. The hydroxyapatite is chemically engineered to respond to changes in the body that it comes into contact with. This means that not only does it contain some of the building blocks of bone, but it can also actually trigger the regeneration of new bone cells that have been affected by the trauma. Because the hydroxyapatite has the ability to stimulate the body's natural growth process, it is capable of replacing the lost connective tissue. In this way, the synthetic graft substitute can help improve mobility and function for patients suffering from serious spinal cord injuries. The use of synthetic bone graft in spinal cord injuries The use of a synthetic bone graft substitute is most often used as a treatment option for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. Other conditions that can be treated through the use of a spinal cord immobilization brace include those caused by 1/2

  2. herniated discs and those that are caused by the presence of cysts. Both of these conditions require a significant amount of movement in order to effectively treat them. For patients who are unable to move freely, or who are unable to get around their homes due to these conditions, the use of a brace like the hydroxyapatite can greatly improve their condition. Due to its effectiveness at providing patients with relief from movement-related issues, the use of this type of brace has become one of the leading options that doctors offer for patients with spine injuries. One can simply visit websites like to know more about the synthetic bone graft substitute. 2/2