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Old 02-18-2010, 11:49 PM
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Hi, folks! I'm Marylee54, but got somehow locked out and had to register again. Well, anyways, here I am again.

A few weeks ago I fell and injured my pelvis. I had a spinal fusion done about 2 years ago, with total relief form pain, then I fell and injured myself all over again.

Fortunately, the fusion did NOT break. But I sustained several small pelvic fractures, they said would not heal without proper support, and recommended a sacroplasty. There's only a few medical centers in the country that does them (or at least does them well), one's in Houston, fortunately, we live near Houston.

So, I'm just wondering, has anyone had that procedure done and how did it work? I would have to be in the hospital 1-2 nights for pain management, but the way I feel right now, it couldn't be much worse! This is the type of fracture little old ladies have and don't recover from, I'm 55, I have severe osteoporosis, but fortunately I'm on Reclast and they think that helped strengthen my bones so they didn't break too bad.

I'm in so much pain right now, I take Vicodin and also have percocet, but don't like percocet, it makes me loopy. Now here's the good news---We have insurance! Real insurance, not a "funny" policy, so I can access the best medical science has to offer. good thing we didn't wait on the Obama plan!

Well, whatever, has anyone had this procedure? My only other alternative is tough it out, it won't heal properly on its own. BTW, I tripped and fell trying to get my cat, darned cat!
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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Hi Marylee,

I had spinal fusion in 1991, I had 3 fractures in my vertebre. I've been in 2 pretty bad auto accidents since then and always get carted off to the hospital and always insist on a x-ray because of the surgery. And I thank God it holds up. He grafted bone from my hip and packed the spine. I usually am doing well, but I have osteoperosis pretty bad and have Reclast scheduled for Tuesday 4/13. I've read a lot of good and bad about this drug, but I need to do something. I'm allergic to Fosamax. I have a post elsewhere on this site regarding this.

I wish this site was more user friendly, sometimes it's hard to manipulate from screen to screen.
We have 2 cats, they run from me, I don't even try to catch them, we corner them in a small room when we need to cage them for a trip or something.
Hope you're doing well. CJ

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:35 PM
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Hello Mary - I see that you posted a year ago about having a sacroplasty done near Houston. Did you find a highly qualified doctor? Did the procedure work well? Do you know if a radiologist does these, or should it be an orthopaedic MD? I'm looking for information to help a family member who needs to have this done.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:18 PM
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Hi i am looking for people that have had the sacroplasty procedure and how well it worked.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:23 PM
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Mary, did the sacroplasty work well for you...I fell a yr ago and sustained pelvic fractures, since then have been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. The pain from the fractures have been unbearable. My entire life has changed, for the worse :-(. The doctors did a ct scan last week and see the fractures never healed and more. Now they want to do a MRI scan to see more this coming week. On the phone he has discussed the sacroplasty procedure briefly. Please share your experience, I am having trouble finding anyone on the internet who has had this procedure. Thank you, I hope you are pain free! :-)
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:34 PM
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Did you have a sacroplasty? I have a fractured sacrum. I have been in pain since 7/29/14. A neruosurgeon says that I should have a sacropasty but an orthopedic surgeon says that I should wait. I can't work and am only 54. I need to get back to work but I am concerned about the PMMA which is the bone cement used to fill in the fracture in a sacroplasty. I have read that the cement can weaken the bone around the fracture. I have servere osteoporosis despite never drinking or smoking. Any input would be great. I am not even sure what kind of doctor should do the procedure.

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Old 05-15-2016, 06:01 AM
Location: Stillwater, NJ
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If you are suffering as I am from a fractured sacrum DO NOT try to find anyone in NC who will do a sacroplasty. Have tried finding doctors in Florida, So Carolina, Mass, NYC. After a year of pain, it is the only thing I believe will help me. If anyone has had this done and had a positive outcome please Moderator cut: deleted email. You may contact him through the messaging system. Any information will be very appreciated.

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