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?
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
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
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.
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).
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