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Anyone on here who has failed to fuse with there own bone graft?

hope4leohhope4leo Posts: 200
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just was wondering if anyone here has not fused when having used your own bone graft for your fusion surgery. I wonder what the stats are for non fusion for cadaver bone and own bone?? My NS used cadaver bone for my fusion and my 3 week xray show fusion already starting to work on one of the two disc space.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you so much!~


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    Hi S-

    I had bone from my vertabrae that they removed from my neck ground up and put in a cage, that was in August of '07. It took a while but it fused well with no problems, at least that I am aware of. Sounds like you are doing well showing fusion already within 3 weeks. Good luck to you and take care!
  • I had a lumbar fusion with ground up bone from my own lamina and BMP and more than 2 years later I am only partially fused and will not fuse any more.

    I understand that the medical community is swinging back to thinking that the patient's own hipbone is the best graft material, even though many fuse very well with cadaver bone. Don't have time to look for the journal article links right now, but that's what I have read, though I am not an orthopaedic surgeon.

    It is very nice to hear some progress, and I hope you continue to fuse successfully!
  • I had my own bones (removed during laminectomies and foremenectomies) mixed with cadaver bone. By 3 months I had partial fusion and by 5 months I was well fused, although the OS said that fusion can continue up to a year or so.

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