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bone in a jar???

my mom has broken leg thats not healing. dr is going to do surgery to take a piece of bone out of her hip to put between the broken leg bones and use something called "bone in a jar" has anyone ever heard of this?? sounds crazy i know.

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pirate28

Asked by pirate28 at 11:23 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Health

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  • If I remember right, it's kinda like caulking or glue for the bones, and the body creates bone over it eventually. The material is especially designed to encourage bone growth. In this way it should all fuse together and be one bone after a while.
    mamapotter

    Answer by mamapotter at 2:58 AM on Aug. 25, 2009

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