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... A pseudoarthrosis is a fusion that fails to heal, usually because the bone graft dies off. ... (1 replies)
... I've regretted it every day since. The disc failed and the extraction of it caused so much damage that my cervical spine is crumbling disc by disc. ... (14 replies)
... hat, I babied it as best I could to attempt to hold off another surgery. Two years later I had the old hardware and 3 domor bone plugs removed and I had a 4 disc fusion put in in place of it. That was April 15th 2010. I am still in an incredible amount of pain. The latest mri showed arthritis is doing a jog in the area now. ... (2 replies)

... good at getting patents and making a lot of money. I've come to learn that the most well known are not necessarily the best surgeons. When they learned my neck failed to fuse, I was told I was "ruining stats. Sigh, not very patient oriented, to say the least. ... (14 replies)
... His MRI of the thoracic spine from May 2010 revealed no spinal cord compression and his MRI from Feb 2011 revealed no significant stenosis. ... (11 replies)
... knock on wood, if, at some point, I do, then it would be the last fusion for my cervical spine, since the rest is all fused. ... (11 replies)
... Just a few thoughts to throw at you as I suffered a failed fusion in my lumbar spine. First, a bone scan would give lots of info about what is and is not going on at your surgery site. ... (7 replies)
... Scan is showing a failed fusion. ... (0 replies)
... I had a discogram done on my cervical spine to find out if my fusion had failed. The test definately proved that the first fusion had failed and led to revision surgery. As far as the test being painful, I can't remember any of it. I was given an IV and sedated. ... (11 replies)
... Great Response littlesizzy!!! Second opinions are always good. I as well was confused with the level 2/3, C3/4 not healing?? Would a surgeon do another surgery so soon? I always heard that you have to wait at least 6 months between surgeries or longer. Even though it is normal to have adjacent levels herniate a surgeon may not re-operate, I had C4-C7 done in 2009 and my last... (11 replies)
... cervical spine surgery is the most successful and common type of spine surgery. ... (11 replies)
... fusion, donar bone, not fused. Anyone else have the pins and needles along with numbness after a failed fusion? ... (0 replies)
... Nearly two years after the first surgery I blew out a disc at the level directly above the fusion. This fusion failed. Since thyat time nearly all discs in my spine have begun deterioriating and nearly all vertebras in my spine show arthritis. ... (161 replies)
... I had a 2 level fusion with plate almost 3 years ago. They said I did not heal to well but bc I don't have symptoms of failed fusion or bc I have plate it is fine I guess. Your question about bone stimulator, I used one and I really don't know if they work or not. ... (8 replies)
... Good for you, stick with the better facilities, will save having scans redone if you get another opinion. Also, as you are dealing with a failed cervical fusion make sure you have a recent CAT scan of the c-spine - that's what proved my symptoms to be real and not in need of a facet block as the original neurosurgeon thought. Let us know what transpires - hope you're getting... (15 replies)
... the appt. the next morning and the neurosurgeon told me that he couldn't do anything for me!!!! Why did the neurosurgeon that had operated on me tell me that my fusion had failed and actually said that the 2nd donor bonor had "disintegrated" and that I wasn't fused and then the other neurosurgeon said he couldn't help me!!!! ... (2 replies)
... my hip bone in'06 and it never fused. Had many bone spurs removed for 25 grand at a minimally invasive Laser Spine Institute 10 months after which helped slightly. ... (9 replies)
... Thank you Jantee, I have been looking into it as you said on the net, but it only refers to 1 or 2 discs, mine is the whole c-spine and when he showed it to me on screen it was pretty thick and wide. He also said it was genetic. I also early this year had an laminectomy on my L3/L4 & L4/L5 which turned out to be what they call a failed laminectomy syndrome (?), I now can... (4 replies)
... Cadaver bone was used. I was in a Miami collar for twelve weeks. The fusion failed completely. ... (6 replies)
... doc says everything looks fine by the mri. Got a second opinion because it still hurt and they said there is no new bone growth after taking bending xrays of my cervical spine. So now, possible non fusion. I still have to sit here for another month before ortho surgeon will do a ct scan to determine if the bone is growing. ... (0 replies)


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