B. ANATOMICAL AND SURGICAL ALTERATIONS

51. The answer is c.

The healing process for an allograft may take up to 1 year. Once healed, the patient will not be allowed to participate in any high impact sports as the potential complications include non-union and fracture at the site of the allograft. CNPP, Pages 1257–1258.

52. The answer is c.

A graft or flap is indicated when a lesion is large or located in an area in which insufficient tissue for primary closure would result in deformity. Function is preserved in this manner. A skin flap consists of skin and subcutaneous tissue that are transferred from one area of the body to another. A flap contains its own blood supply, whereas a graft is avascular and depends on the blood supply of the recipient ...

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