I'm 21 years old and i'm waiting for my 4th fusion of L4-S1 using bmp as I have spondyloptosis and ehlers-danlos syndrome. I had a posterior fusion and decompression when I was 12 which failed and then I had an anterior and then a posterior fusion when I was 19 which also failed. My surgeons think that I should have another fucion with bmp but I know nothing about it. If my funding is approved, i'm having surgery on 2nd September which is scarily close.
I was wondering if anyone know anything about bmp, specifically:
- do they still harvest a bone graft if they use it?
- how long does it take to recover (roughly)
- is it very different from fusions without it?
- do they usually go for an anterior or posterior approach?
I'd be really grateful if anyone could temm me anything that they know about it at all!