Bone grafts are transplanted during reconstructive orthopedic surgery, which results from injury or medical disorders that have limited the recipient’s activities of daily living. In some cases, a bone transplant prevents the loss of a limb for a recipient whose only alternative is amputation. During the recovery, incisions are made to remove the bone. A careful reconstruction is then completed using prosthetics to replace the donated bone, minimizing any change in the donor’s appearance. A traditional funeral or burial should be possible, if desired. Connective tissue transplants restore mobility and independence, and decrease joint pain. Connective tissue transplants also can be used to restore facial appearance during reconstructive surgery following a disfiguring accident. Connective tissues such as patellar tendon, Achilles tendon, cartilage, fascia lata and rotator cuff are recovered in conjunction with bone recovery.