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... worked on him in January, if I'm correct, but must ask if these two doctors will do the new surgery, or will an actual spine specialist who works on NOTHING but spines and has completed a spine fellowship be doing the work this time? ... (23 replies)
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... Has anyone had there fusion hardware removed after being fused? ... (10 replies)
... orry your in such a spot. I'm sure your very grateful your not in the pain that you could be in. You most certainly should "shop" for a very qualified surgeon, a spine specialist with a fellowship should be mandatory for you. At least two opinions but three are best. ... (13 replies)
... I've had two hardware removals, but my surgeries were complete fusions. ... (4 replies)
... as to the length of time it takes for bones to fuse and I have no experience of fusion in that region of the spine. ... (4 replies)
... Maybe the minimally invasive surgery uses smaller hardware or something too. And maybe recovery would be quicker. ... (8 replies)
... I want to give you an advice not to really reliy on only our posts here, because everybody so different, recovery time and physical problems are so different, healing process is different as well. ... (29 replies)
... Hey Tara - hope you're feeling a little better , I'm trying to get some answers myself - I hate the waiting game after you have your tests done ! Your PM doctor or who ever performed the diskogram will write up a report in detail about your test , They will include what your pain levels were at each entry site (disc level). Usually the report you got will differ from the... (2 replies)
... what it the recovery time? ... (4 replies)
... trauma done to my back. Glad that he was pleased with my progress, you can imagine my surprise when he hinted around to possibly wanting to COMPLETELY REMOVE the hardware in my back!! ... (4 replies)
... Glad you are seeing a spine specialist, but I hope to goodness they aren't in and out of the room that fast. ... (3 replies)
... You mentioned a brace and recovery. Again, everyone recovers differently, but having my 3 level hardware removed was a quicky recovery as no bone was involved. As I said, my hardware was removed in out patient surgery. ... (7 replies)
Failed hardware?
Jan 30, 2017
... Welcome to the board. After eleven years the hardware should be incidental. If you have been mostly pain free during this time, I would think you have fused properly and your lumbar spine is not unstable. ... (1 replies)
... and he is with The Boston Spine Center and is affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital in Boston Ma. ... (20 replies)
Hardware Removal
Mar 29, 2005
... hibits so much from forming. There is a different one for abdominal use to reduce scar tissue from forming and probably several brands now. However, I've had 8 spine surgeries and scar tissue has not been a problem because of his using the gel. ... (8 replies)
... L4 fusion in 1977. My doctor wanted to take the hardware out a year later. He said if I were ever in an accident it would be easier on me if I didn't have a lot of metal in my back. ... (2 replies)
... S1 because my spine had become too instable. My fusion was a posterior and I was in the hospital 4 days. Now I have an 8 inch scar down my back. ... (18 replies)
... I apologize for not posting sooner, but I have been trying to get over pneumonia from the anesthesia on the partial hardware removal I had a few weeks ago. ... (43 replies)

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