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Surgery and DuraGen to correct post-op scar tissue?

sjoboyssjoboy Posts: 25
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

This is my first original post on this forum. I suffer from late lumbar fibrosis (S1 root) after a discectomy/laminectomy. It affects mainly but not only my right leg/buttock (nerve pain, muscle contractures, fasciculations ... you get idea). Hello everybody.

Well, if I don't improve with conservative treatment (what is "somewhat" likely) my neurosurgeon suggests a new operation to get the nerve rid of the scar tissue formation, and in order to prevent new scar tissue adhering to the nerve he will be using a DuraGen membrane.

I have done some research and found that the DuraGen (and FoamGel) does greatly reduce the chance to develop fibrosis on laminectomies, however I would like to know how successful it is for scar tissue operations. After all the principle is much the same. So, if anybody has first hand information I'd much appreciate your comments.



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