Re: Donor Bone Rejection
To say that there is no possiblility of rejection is much too bold a statement in my opinion. Bone can be reabsorbed leaving just the hardware in some cases. According to some sources I've researched, smokers are better off with donor bone but studies have been done showing better success rates with your own bone. With your cervicle surgery, the doc cut you in two places and you can avoid a lumbar area incision by using donor bone. In my case with a lumbar surgery, only one incision had to be made and I'd rather have my own bone (with my blood, fat and cells)than processed cadaver bone. Also, the website is a business and that's what they do for a living, so each person should do their own research and make their own individual decision before they decide.
Had posterior lumbar interbody fusion at L4/L5/S1 on Jan. 30,'01 with 6 pedicle screws, 2 Steffe plates, 4 Brantigan carbon fiber cages and my own hip graft for spondylolisthesis. Wear leg brace (afo on left leg) for drop foot from nerve damage.