... ion of congenital atlantoccipital fusion, with the Odontoceti process separate from the body of C2 and fused anterior arch of C1. Post surgical changes with wire fusion of the posterior spinous processes of C1 and C2. Multilevel degenerative changes are again seen with disc desiccation, exuberant anterior osteophytosis. ... (0 replies)
... Is the broken hardware causing any symptoms? If it is, I would want a second opinion on getting it out to remove any compression the broken hardware may be causing. The alternative to the posterior revision suggested would be another anterior fusion by replacing the hardware and fusing both levels c4/5 and c5/6. If there aren't any symptoms I would want a second opinion... (5 replies)
... Hey there T66 this is some good info.
I had C4-T1 posterity & C4-C7 done last year. And I have 2 broken screws as well. Both of my surgeons have said that they prefer to leave them in there for now. Even though the T1 level failed to fuse. All other levels fused and I also had another fusion of C3/4 done early September.
Aservin, do you know by chance the manufacturer... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Like with most of you it's been a long journey with neck problems and related pain. I went to multiple surgeons last year (wrote about my experience here) and got so many different answers my head was spinning. A year later I did another circuit at the recommendation of my Physiatrist.
Still got a couple of different answers, #1 said three level fusion... (4 replies)
... up that confirmed your fusion actually fused, right? ... (6 replies)
... related to anterior spinal fusion hardware at the C6 and C7 levels. ... (6 replies)
... Hiya Fool! Relax and wait to see the neurosurgeon. He is the expert you need to determine what you need. Getting yourself all worked up is not what you or those babies need. I had my first back surgery at 32 and it was a laminectomy of L5/S1. I was good for 20 yrs after that, but I will tell you there were still times after that when I over did it and paid for it pain wise.... (2 replies)
... T1 fusion went. ... (4 replies)
... I would say 2-3 weeks before you feel like flying back home. I just had my C5-C6 fused 4 weeks ago. My surgery pains were gone around 2 weeks post op. I could only eat soft foods and liquids for the first couple of weeks. I drank a lot slim fast in place of meals because of all the vitamins the 2 weeks. Your going to be sore the first few days after surgery. Just... (2 replies)
... sort of similar to the corpectomy but I had no fusion or plates. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am scheduled to have this scary surgery on April 15th. I dont have any pains. I found out by mistake that my cord is being compressed by the ligament ossification and bone spurs..
I live in Europe and am flying to the States to do it, and then back to Europe. I have few questions for you all:
1. How soon after the surgery I will be able to get on a plane (10 hours... (2 replies)
... The second time, the NS told me that the first fusion put stress on the levels above and below it. The first NS had not warned me about that. ... (2 replies)
... C7 fusion in Jan. I wrote about this set back before in another post. ... (14 replies)
... I am having cervical fusion done in the c4,c5,c6 in November and Iam real nervous. I was told that the pain in my neck is due to these disc. ... (6 replies)
... I just signed up. I had my first fusion in 1992 (C5-C6) with a bone from my hip. I gained back most of my strength, except I encountered some atrophe in my right pectoral muscle and on the right side of my neck. I managed to deal with some on-going pain without medication.
My second surgery was in 2000 on C4-C5 with a cadavar bone and a titanium plate. I have much more... (2 replies)
... It's 4 weeks since my wife had an Anterior Cervical Disection and Fusion (level C4/C5) OP to relieve arm pain after an RTA in Oct 2001. She now has balance problems, i.e she cant stand with her feet together without falling over, and can't walk in a straight line putting one foot infront of the other (tightrope style). The surgeon has ordered an MRI as he thinks there may be... (10 replies)
I'm sorry about my confusion. I don't think right. I am posting the results below and can you tell me what you think? **************
There are 3 MRI's below, the 2 lumbar ones are combined in one report of the Lumbar.
Since the prior MRI from 9/13/2013, status post interval lumbar instrumentation
and fusion from L1 through L5 with... (26 replies)
... I am afraid if I let someone do a fusion and remove the discs, they will ignore the enlarged facet joints, which compress the nerve at the foramen and may be causing my problem. ... (17 replies)
... vicray, You ought to investigate disc replacement which is superior to fusion.
I believe there is a facility in Texas which performs the procedure. I had chronic headache and an MRI revealed multilevel DDD. Injections did not help and a chiropractic procedure did more harm than good. Oral pain killers upset my stomach. One surgical facility in Arizona recommended 2... (3 replies)
... ng in my neck and it pops in my ears.He has never heard of that.So,when the workers comp nurse came in the doctor told her something didn't.He told her that the fusion is healed and that I just need Pt. ... (6 replies)