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... A pseudoarthrosis is a fusion that fails to heal, usually because the bone graft dies off. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, thanks for your letter. My chiropractor wouldn't ever do a treatment on my neck because he knew I had the fusion done, so that's one smart thing I did. Even before I went to him in the first place, I had MRI's done one year after the fusion ordered by my regular doctor. ... (3 replies)
... at he needs is a CT scan. An MRI mainly shows soft tissue issues, but the CT will show whether the bone has grown together or not. My doctor suspected I had a failed fusion and the CT confirmed it. It was very easy to see on the CT. ... (4 replies)

... I had 2 failed fusions at c5 c6. The pain is quite annoying with pain in my left arm. The Dr suggests with no guarantee that I have posterior surgery done with hardware. ... (12 replies)
... Hi, I have a failed fusion C5-7 w/tightly screwed in hardware. Still have all the pain I had prior to surgery & then some 3 yrs later. Sometimes when I exercise with my stability ball draped over it face down, I will hang my head. It feels SO good. (Have had a headache since 10/05) This relieves my neck & head pain substantially for a few minutes. However, I know this... (2 replies)
Failed Fusion
Oct 29, 2003
... S1 fusion in October of 2000. ... (1 replies)
... I am so sorry that you are having this problem. A failed fusion is something I haven't even thought about. I am having problems too. ... (19 replies)
... I know that this back surgery is not a perfect fix and that not all results are the same. I am trying not to be bitter about a NS missing a failed fusion. I am planning on getting a second opinion from a orthopedics that specializes in spine issues. ... (19 replies)
Failed fusion?
Mar 1, 2007
... that sounds really terrible. regarding the c5/c6 one - it doesn't seem to make sense that a disc that was fused would rupture because that level should be fused without a disc any more. If its due to non-fusion, I've heard of posterior surgeries to correct non-fusions (they do a posterior fusion instead). If you have to have even more levels done you might want to look into... (8 replies)
... C7, done in 1996 and didn't even know the fusion didn't work until new MRI's were done last week. The doctor that read the 1997 MRI's, never bothered to let me know. ... (3 replies)
... anyone have a failed fusion after a revision with BMP? ... (2 replies)
... I have to say Don't do it! I purchased one before surgery and DR said I could never use it after surgery. I also have failed fusion. ... (2 replies)
Failed fusion?
Mar 6, 2007
... I have been fused at C5/6/7 (1st time), and then C4/5 a year later. I had been of the impression that all of the disc was removed for an ACDF, but I learned that the surgeon may remove only the portions that are causing trouble. The donor bone used is not the same size as the disc being removed (at least in my case), so there is room for both a bone graft, and some of the... (8 replies)
... Are you saying that the neuro. doesn't think the failed fusion is the reason for your pain? ... (3 replies)
... I am the wife of a 40 year old man that has had five lower back surgeries. He is suffering from failed back syndrome as a result of his first fusion. The best thing that you can do is remain nicotine free. ... (10 replies)
... Cmandi, what kinds of symptoms clued you in to the failed fusion? ... (4 replies)
... reason for 2nd Surgery fusion of first disintigrated and did not fuse! ... (32 replies)
... has failed. I have a posterior fusion last July after a failed ACDF in January 2008. I am experiencing the very same pain in the very same spot that I did with my last failure. ... (2 replies)
... n 2005. My hands are numb and burning all of the time and I have a lot of head, neck and arm pain and spasms. The only thing that is different than prior to my fusion is that I now have migraines occassionally brought on by neck spasms. ... (2 replies)
... Have you had any problems with graft extrusion or failed fusion? ... (32 replies)




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