I'm having shoulder surgery next week for a non-union clavicle fracture. We are going to graft bone?We are grafting bone from my hip. The Doctor says the high use and stress of the shoulder make cadaver bone a bad choice. I'm really worried about the pain. I've heard the hip really hurts bad afterward. Anyone had this done?
17 Sep 2014
I had the procedure during the Astros World Series Shut out. As to the question The bone graft from my hip made me forget all about the graft in my neck. To be honest it hurt like hell. I had to learn to walk again. The pain subsided quickly. I would still do it again with confidence. The thought of a dead person inside me freaked me out. The up side... Healing time is reduced, because it is your stuff. I was back dancing two to three weeks later. The learning to walk again, came back quickly. Remember it is two surgeries, I am still going strong with no problems, years later.
26 Jun 2015
I had scoliosis surgery in 1993 when I was 10yrs old. They did a bone graft on my left hip and I've always had issues with it. Some days are worse than others, but as I age the pain is increasing and it seems that I'm constantly adjusting how I'm sitting and even when in bed. I've been trying to walk a lot thinking that might ease some of the pain, but it doesn't help. I've even been waking up in the middle of the night by it hurting so bad. My ortho dr thinks I'm crazy and my family dr basically keeps me medicated to keep me comfortable. Has anyone tried shots or anything? Any good alternatives to help with the pain?
21 May 2015
Hi; I had my bone grafting from hib for tibia surgery just 4 days ago. This is my 2nd surgery after 6 weeks. My Ortho could not do bone grafting immediately because I had wounds and my fracture was open compound. Like you all even I was worried about the pain from graft side. But the pain was actually for 3 to 4 days. Slowly it will decrease. I was discharged from the hospital in the next day of surgery. So nothing to worry about it. Go ahead for the surgery if required. Good luck to all those who are going to undergo bone graft surgery.
31 Jul 2015
I've had two bone grafts; one from each hip! One was to help correct my cleft palate and the other was during my bimaxillary osteotomy ((double jaw surgery)) to correct my underbite. I don't remember much from the first bone graft but I do for the second. When I awoke I was unsure of whether they ended up taking the bone in the end as I had absoloutely no pain! I had a tube directly into my hip and to the bone site which was delivering local anaesthetic, so I had no immediate pain. I was able to walk the day after and am well on the mend after 3 weeks. With my older and completely healed bone graft, I have a little numbness on the surface on and around the scar. I also find that it is a tad more sensitive when I knock it on things but apart from that I have had no issues with it!
4 Nov 2010
I have had back surgery twice. Once with cadaver bones put in to support two titanium rods and another one that they put a platelet screw system over the first one. So coming from my output, surgery would be the last resort. I wish you luck and find a common ground that you can live with. Best of luck to you. Let me know what you decide, just curious... kim
18 Nov 2014
I had bone grafted from my hip to use in my spine in 2000. I am not able to lay on that side anymore. In the past yr I have had such and intense pain in butt that it is painful to sit. I now am having pain with every step coming from the graft site. My scar is very tender also even after 14 yrs. Nothing seems to help the pain (heat or alleve).
12 Dec 2012
I had scoliosis and they grafted bone from my hip and fused it to the Rod and my spine. That was in 1988. I am have alot of pain in the hip where they grafted. As I get older the pain is getting worse. Putting alot of restrictions on my daily life. They do say this is only a rare occurance, so hopefully you do not have to worry about this issue. Good luck
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