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... I am obviousely a little nervous about the whole thing. One thing I cannot seem to make a decision on is the bone doner. I am a healthy 35 year old non smoking male. ... (16 replies)
... ACDF with 3 cadaver bones implanted in neck. Nightmare come true...I feared using donor bones, doc told me "No sweat, just as safe, and easier than using your own." His Dec. ... (4 replies)
Donor bone
Nov 24, 2002
... June, don't feel guilty about this. I don't know if this is true in all states, but here in Michigan you can sign a form on the back of your driver's license indicating if you want to donate your eyes, organs, or entire body upon death. ... (12 replies)

... hard collar" along with muscle, tendon,ligament and the rest of the 'stack' of vertebrae too. that bone plug IS also fit into that disc space pretty tightly since it does tend to get a bit smaller over time too. ... (7 replies)
... and 'tracking' appts and then in June for medical procedures and more tracking appts. Not waiting 'til July for my surgery is a, well a 'bother' for us. ... (8 replies)
... I am 33 years old and trying to practice law but experiencing a lot of pain in my neck and arms, weakness, tingling fingers, and nausea. ... (2 replies)
... I had fusion surgery in March 2009 using a cadaver bone. After recovery, I felt pretty good until the middle of June. At that time, my old symptoms started returning. ... (6 replies)
Neck Problem
Feb 11, 2008
... int. I did do some PT for about three weeks with no relief. We more or less left it as is, until I feel the need for additional tests or possible surgery. The bone on bone could clearly be seen on the films. ... (4 replies)
... At first, I was told that they felt confident that they would be able to acquire enough bone from the site, however the second NS didn't feel the same comfort level and explained to me the alternatives. ... (7 replies)
... There has been a lot of publicity recently about poor donor bone. Most of the surgeons get the bone from a company that advertises or claims 'quality assurance'. ... (4 replies)
... Not Jenny, but I'll put in my two cents here.. I am 5 days post op on a 1 level ACDF with cadaver bone and instrumentation. ... (8 replies)
Neck pain ?
May 9, 2006
... Hi Poolh :wave: Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to hydrate or replace what has been lost between your discs. It's gone. That's the purpose of the surgery is do put in a cage btw your discs and fill it with ground up pieces of bone graph-where they get that bone graph, there's a choice-they can harvest it from your hip bone (illiac crest) but that's... (5 replies)
... Well, I'm in a very confused and painful and scary place, as all of us are who suffer from chronic pain and herniated discs, and other spinal cord problems. ... (6 replies)
... thanks to the surgeon who learned last week that I rejected his plan to treat my pain. Upon my entrance to his office, he mispronounced my name. I corrected him in a stern voice, he corrected himself, and I thanked him. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, I have heard of that. They can also use cadaver bone if they need to. If you had a fusion, what did they use to hold the vertebra together ? ... (7 replies)
... Hey Al, a fusion is where they will graft your bone or cadaver bone in place of the discs and screw a plate with titanium screws in the hopes to straighten it up and support the spine. ... (4 replies)
... What in my MRI surprises you that he didn't mention doing the level above at the same time? ... (5 replies)
... I have 6 fused vertebrae but mine are all from the back so I can't speak to an ACDF but many here can but I did want to say something about the cadaver bone grafts. Most docs now use cadaver bone that has been treated with BMP...bone morphogenic protein.... ... (6 replies)
... This just happened today. Right below my chin. Numbness is common in different areas. Nerves near the incision may be reacting to a bit of normal swelling at the incision site. ... (3 replies)
... m feeling much better from most pain since the surgery other than the incision pain. That has actually been the worst of it all. I still have a different feeling in my fingers. ... (3 replies)

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