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Bone graft pain

billybeauxbbillybeaux Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Two years post surgery (spinal fusion)I continue to have severe pain in the site of my bone graft. Help!!


  • Where is the pain? is it burning or stabbing pain?
  • Welcome to Spine Health! :)

    Sorry to hear that you are having pain at the graft site so long post op.
    I had it done 10.5 weeks ago, I was told that it will take a long time for that pain to leave. 1-2 years! Right now, for me, its not the worst of my pain generators.
    Billybeaux, has the pain been consistent? Or did it let up and then come back?
    How did your fusion work out? What type of surgery did you have?

    I look forward to your reply.

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  • it was a good year before my pain abated. hopefully you'll get some relief soon, what does your doctor say about this?
  • Bone tissue is a matrix-like structure primarily composed of a protein called collagen.
    There is definitely some discomfort after the bone graft is placed. It is strengthened by hydroxyapatite, deposits of calcium and phosphate salts. If the surgeon performing the graft does not extend the flap of tissue from the incision lines too far, they can limit the pain you endure.
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