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Pain after cyberknife
Phyllis Fortino
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 8:01 AM
Joined: 7/23/2010
Posts: 1


My husband had cyberknife to his 6th vertebrae on April 12, 2010. He had quite a bit of pain following the procedure, how long does the pain stay. The doctor had to put him on the Fentanyl patch 50mg. has been reduced to 25mgs.


My husband had cyberknife on his 6 vertabrae on April 12, 2010. he had a considerable amount of pain from back and radiate to chest. He still has pain and is on a Fentanyl patch, has been reduced to 25 mgs. How long can we expect the pain to last? he is also fighting liver cancer. It had started with an upper left lobectomy which was encapsulated, but then matitacized (sp) to spine, brain and liver. Also had brain surgery on April 26th with cyberknife followup. No ill affects to the brai

radsrus
Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 5:02 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Pain relief generally occurs, but the time frame is variable. Sometimes it occurs in 2-3 days or less, but more commonly takes a little longer. If there is extensive destruction of the vertebra, then we often advise either vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


radsrus
Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 5:02 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


Pain relief generally occurs, but the time frame is variable. Sometimes it occurs in 2-3 days or less, but more commonly takes a little longer. If there is extensive destruction of the vertebra, then we often advise either vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


Dr. J
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:12 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070


He should have had pain relief by now. If there is a pathologic fracture, the pain may not improve for a long time even if the destruction of the vertebra is halted. He may need a pain procedure if not a kyphoplasty to deal with this.

 

Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717


 

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