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Old 03-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Whose had non-unions of MTP joint fusion??

I have had not one but two MTP joint fusions....After first fusion, I had a non-union at the bone graft site, so ortho surgeon redid the fusion with different hardware, took out old cadaver bone graft and put in a new cadaver bone graft and inserted stem cells (my own as well as from a tissue bank). My surgeon is Mark Myerson, one of the best foot surgeons on the East Coast. Uses cadaver bone for bone grafting, not your own live bone.

So now, 6 months post-op from my 2nd MTP fusion, I have a non-union of the bone graft again! I've been tested for a bone infection--negative--and also blood flow to the bone graft area--fine.

Has anyone else had this experience?

And can anyone recommend an ortho surgeon in the Wash, DC area that they've had success with?

Thanks!

 
Old 03-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Whose had non-unions of MTP joint fusion??

Sorry to hear of your problems. What about Lew Schon at Union Memorial in Baltimore. I had two ankle surgeries with him and was very happy.

 
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