After several surgeries it seem to be that the cage at the level L4L5, is not completely fused and causing micro-unstability. Now I have heard that they used bone from the bone-bank (not my one bone-tissue) and I use every day a lot of NSAID (Dyclofenac). This two factors have very negative influence on good new bone production, so this can be the cause of mine failed fusion.
The plan of my neurosurgery (second opinion) is to test this during an other surgery and if it is not stable, add extra bone-tissue (my one bone transplanted).
My questions are:
Do somebody have the same expirience with NSAID's and transplanted bone-tissue? Is this one of the risks of fusion procedures? What are the results after re-surgery?
Thanks in advance.
45 years male, married, 3 sons, living in Europe. No work possible since 2005.
Jun.2003, Chronical pain back, botton, leg, foot right side
Nov.2005, ADR L4L5 with no result and extra pain left side
Febr.2006, Posterial fusion L5S1, Right side pain resolved but left pain worse.
Aug.2006, Anterial fusion L4L4S1, no result but worse.
Febr.2007, removal ADR posterial and placement of cage L4L5, no result.
2007, rehab for 18 weeks
2008, Medtronic Morphine pump implanted, no result.
Meds: NSAID's max, Paracetamol max, Morphine 120mg/d, pump 1,5mg/d