Bone overgrowth from lumbar back surgery using Bone Morphogenic protein (BMP)
OK, here's is my first posting and while I hope to receive responses, it may also mean that I am certainly not one of the few to have been diagnosed with bone overgrowth after lumbar surgery.
October 2010 - fusion and decompression right side of L4/L5
November 2010 - decompression left side of L4/L5
December 2010 - decompression at L4/L5 due to bony overgrowth
Post November 2010 surgery I developed left foot drop. While there is some improvement, I must still wear an AFO. This is after 3+ months of physical therapy.
April 2011 - developed right slap foot (almost a foot drop) and discomfort that has blossomed to my taking anti-inflammatory and pain meds. Even with the medications my pain level is at minimum a '5' but generally a '6/7'. A recent MRI shows bone fusion but the hardware blocked the original surgical area. A CT and EMG are to be performed in July.
Per NS, he believes I have developed another bony overgrowth that is pressing on right leg nerves based on my symptoms. The tests should confirm his diagnose.
Have you or do you know of anyone else who has been diagnosed with bony overgrowth after use of BMP?
I so appreciation your response.