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The end of cross country season came just in time. One week before the state meet your daughter found out that she would be alternate number. She was disappointed that she was only an alternate at the district meet as well, but given that this senior year was her first year running on the team you felt as if she had achieved a lot. Just three days before that state cross country meet she stepped off the edge of the sidewalk, rolled her right ankle, and bruised and scraped up her knee.
The day of the meet your daughter ran the course as a practice run and was certain she would have ran well in the race if they would have needed her. Just five days later, however, when she was coming down the stairs at school her right ankle rolled again. This time she is certain she heard something pop. Now you are looking at an ankle that is swollen in three places and the doctor is recommending an x-ray. The doctor is hopeful that it is just a high sprain, but he wants to be certain there is not a fracture somewhere that might need more attention.

Bone Care Options Continue to Improve
Whether you are looking at a small fracture in the ankle or a more serious situation, it is comforting to know that doctors have a number of care options available to them. From bone grafts to various kinds of bone repair options, it is important to visit a well known doctor to make sure that you are getting the best care available.

As bone graft manufacturers develop better and more advanced bone graft delivery systems and other types of technology, more and more patient find themselves with a number of options even after an injury. Bone graft delivery devices, of course, play an integral role in the treatment of many injuries and help both athletes and non athletes alike. Typically, bone fractures heal in two to 10 weeks, but if you have a more serious condition you could possible need the technology that is provided by a bone graft delivery device.
A 16-year study of nearly 2 million bone graft patients discovered that 83% of bone grafts involve autogenous bone grafts harvested from the patient. Only 17% of these 2 million involved artificial bone graft substitutes. Both of these kinds of procedures rely on a dependable graft delivery device. Finding the care that you need after an injury is an important part of the healing that you will need to take place if you want to get back to regular activity.