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anyone know how long the BMP keeps working...

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
wondering how long the BMP lasts and how long it causes inflammation??


  • Hi

    I hope I stay fused permanently.

    I did not know it causes inflamation.

  • BMP stays in your system a very, very, short time. If it stimulates a particular area to grow bone, that bone growth may go on but the BMP is out of your system before you're out of the hospital. If BMP causes bone to grown in wrong spots, like nerve roots, then that inflammation/irritatin is there until the wrong bone growth is removed.

    Does that answer what you asked? If you are wondering what happens when the bone is removed, BMP is way, way, gone so it would not stimulate more bone growth.
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  • Inflammation is necessary for bone growth/fusion. That is why most docs say no NSAIDS after fusion surgery for 3-12 months, cause they don't want to inhibit the inflammation as it serves a purpose. Sue
  • AWWWWwww, more great info. Lets see, I must be in Spine 202 by now. Thanks

    Cali-Sue - A questiion - If no NSAIDS medications after fusion surgery, then do I assume correctly no anti-inflammitory medications such as Voltaren? Having arthritis I can't imagine being without that medication for many months. For me just a few days off of Voltaren before I have an ESI is long enough.

    Take care everyone.

  • Rich, voltaren is an NSAID. Now of course doctors vary on their opinions of he no NSAID rule. Some feel the benefit outweighs the risk. I know Angelback has been on something similar all along. Follow your doctors instructions. Sue
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