... ntion that TLIF can result in some complications that patients are not expecting as it is usually sold as a "less invasive," muscle sparing procedure compared to ALIF or PLIF. Some doctors tend to make it sound like recovery will be easier than in reality it turns out to be. ... (2 replies)
... Oh, it probably isn't likely if you have had other hardware and there were no problems. But, I suppose there could be some new technological changes in the metal and it is something that you are sensitive to...
You could contact hospital records and request the operating room notes from your surgery. It should indicate exactly what was implanted...manufacturer, specific... (8 replies)
... I assume you have not had ALIF previously. Think about all the organs that were moved in order to get to your spine. You shouldn't expect to feel good so early in the recovery. ... (8 replies)
... ll call my doctors office in the morning. I do try to take about 5 walks a day 15 min ea, im very very weak though and just feeing "off" somehow. Its my 4th back surgery and I have never frlt this far bahind after 3.5 weeks. Shortness of breath does not help much, either. ... (8 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Have you discussed this with your surgeon or their office? If not, please call Monday morning. Something is going on and you do not want to take any chances that it is an infection at the surgical site, or worse, inside by the bone.
Infection is one of the most serious side effects of the surgery. Once hardware is implanted, one is always... (8 replies)
... I had surgery exactly three weeks ago. ... (8 replies)
... rom what you described in your post, it sounds like the surgeon used it pretty much as it was approved by the FDA. It was originally approved for a single level ALIF procedure, but it is often used for a two level fusion. ... (5 replies)
... I just want to introduce myself and say Hi. I have been lurking here for awhile. I just seen my surgeon and found out I will be having alif surgery on my lower back here soon. So far he is talking l5 s1 but may include l4. ... (2 replies)
... Hope someone out there can help me. I am age 50, female and in excellent shape before anterior ALIF surgery. ... (7 replies)
... S1 discectomy surgery in 2006 done by a neurosurgeon. I developed scar tissue but it never caused any problems. About 2 years after that surgery i had another part of that disc fragment off. I had leg pain for a couple months but the doctors said it was a small enough piece that my body would absorb it. ... (1 replies)
... My ALIF surgery was on 9/14, the screw removal was on 9/18 and the infection surgery was 9/28. My meds are diluadid and roxycodone. (6 replies)
... i had alif surgery on l5 s1 about 4 weeks ago ,during the first surgery a nerve was pierced with a screw .so there was a second surgery to remove the screw and then i got an infection which required a third surgery. i am excruciating pain both back buttock and leg . ... (6 replies)
... s1 broad tearing of annular fibers mild bulge and some loss of disc height. I am have ALIF surgery on May 4th with out a cage and with a plate. ... (13 replies)
... I am 31, and have scoliosis mostly thoracic curve and pretty advanced Stenosis in my L1 and down. L5 is severe, and awaiting ALIF surgery. I just got insurance go ahead, now just waiting for the general surgeon, and neurosurgeon to have a date they can agree on. ... (5 replies)
... I had ALIF surgery, I am 12 days out and my main complaint is severe leg pain...mostly in my left leg. Is this normal? ... (1 replies)
... Hello has anyone had Alif surgery for a herniated disc and a grade 4 annular disc tear at L5 S1 level ? ... (3 replies)
... My pm docter referd me to see a surgen that performs laser back surgery.I was scheduled for surgery with him but he was not in my insurance network.So i couldn't get surgery done.So i went to see a surgen referd by my insurance provider. ... (1 replies)
... op they will get ya all set up to go the surgeon anestologist will come in talk to you and off you go my surgery took 5 hrs but everyone is diff .... ... (8 replies)
... Hello all!
I'm having ALIF Surgery (l5-s1) in 10 days and, needless to say, I'm terrified.
It's my first ever sugery and of course I've managed to require a doozy.
Can anyone (everyone!!) tell me what to expect pre-op, post-op, recovery wise? Any tips on how to stop from having a panic attack in pre-op? LOL!
Thanks everyone! (8 replies)
... ave the ALIF scheduled, and yes, I am getting cold feet kind of, but has anyone else had foot pain associated with DDD and if so, did you get any relief from the ALIF surgery? ... (6 replies)