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... My daughter had congenital spondy, she was born with it. She did many of the treatments you did, except for her pediatric dr doesn't give shots to children. ... (65 replies)
Surgery date set
May 30, 2002
... S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Two appointments ago he had told us posterior with cages, rods, and screws. Now he will be only using 4 cages at this point. He said there may be a need later to go in again from the back to place rods and screws. ... (13 replies)
... The gold standard of bone grafting is taking the patient's own bone. This is called autogenous bone graft. ... (4 replies)

... op, I would doubt you would donate any of your blood to be used during surgery because it takes about a month for your body to replenish your own blood supply. ... (156 replies)
... dvice is to ask all of it. There are many surgical options to even a simple fusion and there are serious options as to whether to use cadaver bone, BMP, or your own bone for the fusion. How about hardware? ... (3 replies)
Hi Lisa
Nov 25, 2002
... I hope it went better than mine. Did you have a big long list of questions for them? ... (8 replies)
... pared to help him. Like Schragie, I will stress that he's GOT to be careful after a fusion. If he pushes the envelope, he can ruin his surgery! This is a huge surgery with a long recovery time. If he's going to push it and ruin the surgery anyway, he might as well not have it! ... (4 replies)
... d one was in Sept 2006 and was a 360, which is what you're having. That's what they call it when they go in through both front and back. It sounds like they're using BMP for you, which is a synthetic protein matter that helps fusion to get going. I had that and donor bone, not my own, like you'll be having. ... (13 replies)
... of the anulus and entire nucleus pulposus. The outer annulus has its own blood supply that is embedded within the very outer annulus. ... (25 replies)
... As far as using the bathroom by yourself, it will be hard at first, but you should be able to manage alone, even from the first day. ... (2 replies)
... ll be similar. I had a 360, too, and it does have a higher success rate, though it's a bit harder to recover from since you'll have two incisions. Will they be using BMP? ... (20 replies)
... My slip was between a level 1 and 2, I didn't donate my own blood, but I know they ended up using some in surgery. my dr told me that it was not a high blood loss surgery, but I guess I surprised him a little!! hope everything goes well for you!! ... (34 replies)
... Thanks Marcia...will have him ask his dr about the anyeursm. (3 replies)
... uff with my dad too. while my surgerys done on my spine were cervical not lower stuff, you will get some really great people giving you good info on what type of surgery your dad is going to having. the folks here really are knowledgeable and experienced on that end of the spine. ... (3 replies)
Back fusion
Feb 20, 2003
... Thank you for the reply. Until my accident 15 months ago I never had as much as even a back ache in my life. ... (12 replies)
... isn't covering your pain, you do need to talk to him about it. Once the pain gets ahead of the meds, it takes much longer to get it back under control. Are you using pillows at night to prop your knees or to prop your whole body when you're on your side? ... (14 replies)
... in the same places whether they go in from the front or the back. Most surgeons leave the hardware in unless there is a reason to remove it...and it's the same surgery to take it out. Another incision... ... (2 replies)
... Basically, yes, the inversion board helps stretch and decompress your spine. It is by no means a cure for any disc problems you have, and please check with your doctor before you invest in one or even get on one. They are kind of expensive. ... (18 replies)
... Christi is absolutely right. Fusion surgery is up there with open heart surgery. Think of the ricter scale of surgeries and fusees are up there! ... (134 replies)
... once the patients cannot stand the pain from it, but that for less hardware it usually isn't a problem. ... (23 replies)

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