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... I am now due to have an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in January 08 and really want to speak to people who have had this operation done. ... (11 replies)
... S1 fusion in summer 2007. ... (20 replies)
... posterior lumbar interfusion surery.and how was the surgery will be 2 part 1st anterion which include a vascular surgeon along with the orthopedic surgeon. ... (20 replies)

... Greetings Fusion Fans, I had an interbody fusion at L5-S1 in 1999. The surgery was a success but the subsequent ruptures and DDD at L3-L4 and L4-L5 have me in dire need of some form of surgical intervention. 1997 Laminectomy/ Discectomy @ L3-L4 and another in 2008 at the same level. There is not much disc material remaining at that level. My pain level at rest is a 0. When... (20 replies)
... Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion on Jan 31st. I have to admit that waking up from surgery I thought I was going to die from the pain in my back. It felt like I had a rod jammed thru my back. ... (9 replies)
... As I was researching my situation I learned that most fusions could be done translateral even if an anterior interbody was needed. A good surgeon can do the anterior interbody work from the side. ... (11 replies)
... anterior using pedicle screws ,rods etc.That one requires 2 seperate surgeries and is said to have immidiate relief.I am looking seriously into the posterior without hardware because one surgery is more than enough for me. ... (10 replies)
... ies of all my records from day 1 of my back injury to today, And I have a lawyer wanting to sue because they did the medtronics in my back, I cant remember which fusion is okay for the back, either way it should never have been used on me, cause they did an anterior posterior fusion. ... (7 replies)
... operation from pain. She still has problems straightening her back. She can't walk straight up back and she has also Grade 2 spondylithesis. She had a thoracic fusion done in Florida in 2007 which has fixed the curveture of her spine but she still had problems with the lumbar spine. ... (11 replies)
... ecial ser in NY they highly recommended A Discogram. Well.. end result was that not only L4L5 L5 S1 was a problem L3L4 was worse. I did not opt for the 3 level fusion the hospital said it would be a big probelm in the future because it would evenually put some much strain on the L2L3 that it would eventually give. ... (20 replies)
... I am also having a fusion in April, April 7th. I will also have incisions in both my back and stomach. I will have rods, screws, cadaver bone, and some of my own bone for the fusion. ... (20 replies)
... Good luck to you on your up coming surgery. I had a ALIF 2 level surgery on dec 16. I am SO glad i did it. I was very apprehensive about a back fusion because I had heard so many negative stories. BUT....mine surely is a success at this point and time. I hope your outcome is as good as mine....good luck to you. ... (20 replies)
... I just had a two level fusion l4 l5 s1 with a disc replacement at l3 l4 on Jan 8th 2009. The surgery took about 10 hours. I was in ICU for 3 days and out of the hospital in 5. ... (20 replies)
... Hi, I had ant/post fusion of l3-4,4-5 for degenerative disc disease in October 2006. I am sorry I didn't get a second,third or fourth opinion. It was very painful and I still have the original pain. It has been a longgg road.Take your time and take care! I wish you all the best. (20 replies)
... I had the 2 level 360 fusion in July of 2006. I did have a "soft" brace that wrapped around and velcroed in front. I wore it for almost two months anytime I was out of bed. ... (20 replies)
... You need to walk, though, to get a good fusion going. Walking increases blood flow to the spine, which is essential for bone growth. ... (20 replies)
... Chetnsue I just wanted to let you know what my experience was on my surgery. I had my first surgery on 1/29/08 for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion on L5/S1 and I was suppose to have the second part of the surgery a Posterior Lumbar Interbody fusion on 2/12/08. I ended up with a wound infection for the first surgery so they kept cancelling my next surgery. I went to the doctor... (14 replies)
... hi emily,the ALIF is painful too I guess?sick also? (11 replies)
... only been a month and a week for me. Glenn, please do read the post op tips and my heart goes out to you and your wife. I have no idea though what would cause a fusion to fail? ... (11 replies)
... Hi Glenn - I had and ALIF in June 07, was in hospital for 11 days and then a rehab center for 27 days. I am in worse pain now than before surgery. I had L4 L5, L5 S1 removed and titaniun discs inserted with BMP with fusion. I'm not allowed to do anything drive, housework, bend, lift etc. I still use my walker. Doctor does not know why in so much pain, I take vicoden, vallium... (11 replies)

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