My mother-in-law has very fragile bones and has shrunk about 8 inches from her hump back! Is surgery wise for fractures if her bones are brittle?
My motherinlaw has very fragile bones, hump back, and has shrunk about 8 inches! Is surgery wise for fractures if her bones are too brittle. She began to have severe pain and sometimes it was unbearable after several months she had an MRI and a fracture was found and she had surgery (minor incision to back) 1 day in hospital.
Her pain was relieved for about a week and she stepped off a 3 inch step and her pain came back. She had another MRI and this time 3 fractures. More minor surgeries 3 incisions.... some pain relief and now 4 weeks later.... pain again and 2 more fractures.
Do these minor surgeries shoring up the spine and repairing the fractures on such brittle bones actually cause more pressure and more fractures? Does anyone else have experience in this area?
She is going in for surgery again in a few days. What is going on with her?