Have had a multilevel cervical fusion C3 through C5. Cadiver bone was used as spacers. One cadiver graft did not take. What happens to that bone? Does it just sit there? Does it deteriorate? Can it slip out? It has been almost 2 years since the surgery. Doctor states I now need rods to stablize neck but never said what happened to the bone. Thank you.
Did an orthopod or neuro do your fusion? I was advised to choose an orthopod specializing in spines only, He took a piece of live bone from my pelvic bone and used that instead to do my fusion. live bone to live bone heals much faster. The hip hurts like a son of agun for a few weeks but it fused quickly.
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