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Has anyone had experiences or heard stories about the use of cadaver bone for spinal implants? I'll be having an ACDF soon, but due to my metal allergies I either have a choice of cadaver bone which will increase the hard collar recovery to 3 months if the neurosurgeon can't find tantalum (which I still have to get tested for, but no tests in my local hospitals can test for tantalum allergy). I heard a lot about cadaver bone not fusing and rates of transmission of diseases where some people developed head and neck cancer etc. Is it really safe?
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