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Forteo is a recombinant human parathyroid medication which is used to stimulate bone growth. It involves daily self-injection, usually for 18 months to 2 years. It carries a very, very small risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer). For me it was quite miraculous.
I also had a failed fusion which left me in horrendous pain and visibly deformed.
I strongly recommend you see the folks at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
They gave me back my life. No more pain or deformity and the fusion has been totally successful. You cannot ask for more!
Good luck!
Carol
[QUOTE=turtlelady;4247269]Forteo is a recombinant human parathyroid medication which is used to stimulate bone growth. It involves daily self-injection, usually for 18 months to 2 years. It carries a very, very small risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer). For me it was quite miraculous.
I also had a failed fusion which left me in horrendous pain and visibly deformed.
I strongly recommend you see the folks at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
They gave me back my life. No more pain or deformity and the fusion has been totally successful. You cannot ask for more!
Good luck!
Carol[/QUOTE]

Hi turtlelady--

I just sent in my husband's papers to the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC this past Friday. I am waiting for an appointment for him there. If you wouldn't mind, would you be willing to tell me which doctor you saw at the HSS. I want to choose the right one this time around. My husband has a failed lumbar fusion (two levels).

I am glad to know that your surgery went so well....I would just give anything if I could get my husband out of this horrible, horrible pain. I love him so much. This is actually killing me to watch.

I thank you in advance and so does my husband.

Valicia





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