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Old 12 August 2020, 22:37
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Icon5 kyphon ballon kyphoplasty

Does anyone have experience with this device or surgery:

https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/heal...phoplasty.html

My MIL has osteoporosis and her L5 is cracked/factured and close to collapsing. The Surgeon has recommended this surgery.

She in GSO and the surgeon is at Cone. They seem comfortable with him, so I donít think Duke or Bowman Gray is Iím the cards.

Thanks for any advice/experience.

Respectfully,

Stretch

ps: her Lewy body doesnít seem to be digressing... asg
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Old 13 August 2020, 08:48
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At Duke it's done by neuroradiology, with moderate sedation. In and out in 2 hours. Most people who get it done have to get it done again; it's the nature of the disease process. That said, most people who get it, get relief pretty fast, and stay 'good' for a while before symptoms come back.
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Old 13 August 2020, 11:00
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The rad group I work for does a ton of kyphos every year in the hospital and an outpatient interventional clinic; they're a pretty standard procedure. Like Devildoc says, they're generally effective for a good bit, just not a permanent fix. But they work well enough for those who are referred for it.
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Old 13 August 2020, 17:34
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Thanks fellas.

I told my wife, that I only had one of my fathers questions for that. That joker is a questioning SOB.

“How many of these surgeries has this surgeon performed?”

Personally, I’ve asked that question before. I always get a little bit of, I don’t know, minor attitude. Again my experience, surgeons need to be competent, confident, but not cocky. Those are the ones I let cut on me.

Thanks again!

Next time I talk to FIL I’ll ask the question.

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Old 13 August 2020, 19:18
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Does anyone have experience with this device or surgery:

https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/heal...phoplasty.html

My MIL has osteoporosis and her L5 is cracked/factured and close to collapsing. The Surgeon has recommended this surgery.

She in GSO and the surgeon is at Cone. They seem comfortable with him, so I donít think Duke or Bowman Gray is Iím the cards.

Thanks for any advice/experience.

Respectfully,

Stretch

ps: her Lewy body doesnít seem to be digressing... asg
Had my last back surgery 6 FEB 2020, only my tenth one.
From L-3 to L-5 & S-1. hell I have lost count. L-5 an a couple of others ones, I have screws in them an the DR scraped some bone from some where in my back to make an added some thing else to fuse (This my wording of it) to fix one or two from L-1 to L-5 .

I am going to ask my DR. About this type of surgery.

My Dr. is also a Brain Surgeon. I told him to find me a new brain .
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Old 13 August 2020, 21:05
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Wildman,

In her case they’re not going to fuse it. She will be 78 in November this year.

Don’t tell her I said so, but I know she’s buying time. If she can buy 5-10 years that would be awesome!

Thanks.
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Old 13 September 2020, 21:36
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MIL met her surgeon earlier this week. She decided she would have the surgery. I’m glad.

New news to me, my Mother had the same surgery. Mom’s back was shot from radiation due to cancer.
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Old 13 September 2020, 21:55
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Hope it works out well. Keep us updated.
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Old 19 September 2020, 04:37
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My MIL had it done recently...Devildoc is spot on. She's 80...three months post treatment and she's still doing pretty good with minimal recurrent pain.
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