Bone Graft
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Bone Graft Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a bone graft, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve damage
  • Rejection of a graft from another person
  • Fat particles dislodge from the bone marrow and travel to the lung (this is rare)
  • Anesthesia reaction

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Long-term medical conditions
  • Advanced age
  • Smoking

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Pain, burning, urgency or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Numbness or tingling at affected site

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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