Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Medtonics BMP Infuse ALIF

I had this done on me over 2 years ago and I know he used BMP, since then I have had tons of problems including leg pain that goes down to my foot and won't stop. I also found out I have Crohns and had to have surgeries for that, and wouldn't be surprised if BMP caused that its in the same area. On March 30 2013 they have had a ton of news out about the Infuse and BMP, basically there are tons of lawyers sueing Medtronics now. For leg pain and bone growth and even cancer can come from it. You would have to look.

My back doctor has me going to a PM because they can't figure it out, I am really thinking its the BMP, basically this doctor came out and said that Medtronics paid 210 million to doctors to BS their findings so the FDA would give them the green light. We'll this doctor has caused a ruckus and the Senate is now getting involved. Have any of you all that had a ALIF or know they used BMP have had any problems. like is this the way it was supposed to be, because I'm not better I'm worse. I have had pneumonia twice this year and never had it before. Has anybody else had any problems like this???


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and continues to grow.
    Here are just some of the highlights:

    - Detailed medical libraries of Articles and Videos that address almost every Spinal Conditions and Treatment

    - The Wellness section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.

    - Under the Resource tab, there is a section Doctor Advice Health Center which can be invaluable.

    - As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here is where you can meet thousands of other people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family who provide comfort and the advantages of a Support System. You are now part of this family that is approximately 20,600 International members and growing daily.

    - It is very important to understand the Forum Rules to make sure all of your posts do not violate any of the rules.

    - As a new member, it is helpful to understand the 'makeup' of these forums, how to make posts, tips on adding images and much more. You should read Forum FAQ

    If you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the Private Message facility to contact any one of the Moderators on my team:
    dilauro , tamtam or liz

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I think that is the same stuff, I was contacted for a law suit in my area regarding the stuff, but it turns out they used it the way the FDA intended, so I was dropped from the suit.

    Ever since my fusion the pain never went away, I don't have chrohns but I have celiac which I found out a few years after my surgery. I had lots of complaints but where does it get me? I try to not think about it, we cant prove anything so anything legal is out. Other than that what is there? I can blame and blame but I am the one suffering, worrying about that doesn't make my pain any better, I try to just get over it.

    I hope you find what your looking for. If you have any questions, please let me know.
  • I had infuse used in a plif on July of 2006. I have been having on going issues ever since. It started on day one of surgery. I was so very sick and had extreme pain down both legs. This gave way to severe hip pain which lead to a hip replacement surgery. During all this my thyroid stopped functioning and it took 3 years to get put on synthroid!
    I could not understand why I was always so sick? I had 4 previous spine surgeries and after the first 6-8 weeks always got better. Now I need my left sijoint fused. It just keeps going on and on. I was notified by lawyers and am waiting to see if I "fit" in the lawsuit. I am so sorry to any of you that have been going through health issues since your surgery..
  • and starting at 6-8 weeks following surgery I began having pain. Recently, cat scan showed bony overgrowth probable BMP impinging on nerve in neural foramen on both sides. I am waiting to see neurosurgeon now. My pcp said if bone not grown into nerve bone could be removed but if grown into nerve he did not know what options there would be. I believe you all are talking about infuse cage. this is what I had. the pain is great. Both legs to ankle nerve pain. Then layers of other pain including stabbing in leg, hip joint severe pain that involves the leg, unable to raise leg after 60 consecutive steps, etc.
Sign In or Register to comment.