Why might I need bone grafting?

There are many reasons why you might need bone grafting, including:

  • Fractures: If you have a fracture that is too severe to heal on its own, or one that hasn’t healed well with previous treatment, a bone graft can help.
  • Bone defects: Diseases like osteoporosis or injuries can cause bone defects. Bone grafting can provide a structure for new bone to grow in these areas.
  • Spinal fusion surgery: This surgery helps stabilize the spine, and bone grafting is sometimes used to promote bone growth between the vertebrae being fused.
  • Dental implant surgery: Dental implants require a strong jawbone for support. Bone grafting can help create enough bone for implants if your jawbone is not sufficient.
  • Surgery for implanted devices: Bone grafting can promote bone growth around surgically implanted devices like total knee replacements.