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I failed to fuse after 2 two-level fusion surgeries. Non-smoker, meds not an issue. Drs want to try for 3rd time. What are the odds of success?Scared!

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Use bmp next time

Thirhings thay boost fusions bone morphinogenic potein bmp, fixation, magnetic stimulation spine fellowship training your right no nsaids or smoking after surger have to do something different this next time or you can get the same result bmp works like a charm.

In brief: Use bmp next time

Thirhings thay boost fusions bone morphinogenic potein bmp, fixation, magnetic stimulation spine fellowship training your right no nsaids or smoking after surger have to do something different this next time or you can get the same result bmp works like a charm.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Alan Moskowitz
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anterior fusion

May want to cvonsider doing an anterior interbody fusion to improve success rate.

In brief: Anterior fusion

May want to cvonsider doing an anterior interbody fusion to improve success rate.
Dr. Alan Moskowitz
Dr. Alan Moskowitz
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Needs Evaluation

You may want to consider taking vitamin d3, calcium and possibly adding Forteo to try to get fusion to occur without further surgery.
Anterior interbody fusion and addition of rhbmp are additional technologies that may give you a better outcome with a repeat surgery if that is ultimately required.

In brief: Needs Evaluation

You may want to consider taking vitamin d3, calcium and possibly adding Forteo to try to get fusion to occur without further surgery.
Anterior interbody fusion and addition of rhbmp are additional technologies that may give you a better outcome with a repeat surgery if that is ultimately required.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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