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Neurosurgeon using cadaver bone



  • I also have cadaver bone in my neck and I have ALWAYS wondered about the donor--male/female, age or anything...I wish I had of had a chance to look at the chart at the foot of my bed. They would have come back in and I would have been sitting straight up in my bed with my reading glasses on taking notes!!! Is this morbid of me to wanna know?? Susan, I'm with you lol :-)
  • Had 2 cadaver in her neck in 2007 or 2008 and has had no problems, I myself had a posterior 4 level cervical and they used what they could from my own discs that they removed and grinned up with somekind of synthetic material which I actually still haven't found out what. I'm coming up on my 6 month post op and I will ask again.
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  • My bone came from my spine. The neurosurgeon cut my spineous processes off at the level he did the fusions. I just have a spot in my back where you can't feel my spine poking out.

    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • Mama-SchueMMama-Schue Posts: 337
    edited 12/21/2013 - 4:08 PM
    My surgeon also used my own bone. That is why my surgery was a PLIF/TLIF. For the PLIF they perform a laminectomy, removing the lamina to be used as the bone graft. The TLIF is performed a little to the side of the spine requiring less movement of the nerve root. But they are both done through the same incision that is just a bit to the left of the midline.

    L4-L5 Herniated 02-02-2013 (Slipped on Ice)
    L4-L5 MicroD 08-07-2013, Reherniated 10-21-2013
    L4-L5 MicroD Revision 10-07-2013, Reherniated 10-17-2013
    L4-L5 PLIF/TLIF 10-02-2013
    Released From Surgeon & All Restrictions 03-06-2014
  • Hi, I have cadaver bone as well and at first I was a little freaked out. But in the long run, it worked out perfectly!
    -Ti man

    C5-C6 Fused, Syrinx from C4-C7, Bilateral SI joints are fused from car accident using iFuse by SI Bone
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