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Old 05-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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Question Scar tissue tears around bone donor site - how to get rid of it?

Many years ago I had a spinal fusion at L4/5 and L5/S1. While it was a very long recovery process I have now for many years been able to live a relatively normal life (as normal as life can be post a double fusion). The spine itself is now solid but the donor site where the bone was taken from (illiac crest) has become a constant source of localised and referred pain. I regularly appear to tear the scar tissue and have injections and oral prednisilone and pain meds to assist with managing this problem. My question relates to the removal of scar tissue. Can daily ultrasound over a long period of time breakdown old and newly formed scar tissue? What other options are there other than the surgical removal of the scar tissue? Any thoughts experiences or ideas would be greatly appreciated.