Re: Forteo and BMP to fuse c1 c2?
I don't know that surgeon. I just noticed that someone had recommended him to you. I checked his education, training and research and thought he looked impressive. What did you think of him?
I still don't understand about the BMP....you wrote [I]He recommended that I take the Forteo and the BMP together.[/I]
This is what has me confused...it sounds like BMP is a medicine that you are going to take....rather than a biologic product that will be implanted into your spine right adjacent to the spinal cord. So, is it that you would have BMP as the bone graft and then take the Forteo in addition for two months...to be sure the bone graft is growing?
BMP may be the gold standard, but it seems to me that surgeons are really being very judicious in its use due to the huge number of law suits that are going forward, and the increasing number of people whose lives are being impacted negatively by its use.
I would just want to really understand whether the Forteo could cause the BMP to grow in an unpredictable manner....what is really known about this combination? There aren't any long term studies on Forteo and BMP hasn't been used all that long either. As I told you, I have BMP so this is a topic that concerns me, too.