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Failed L4-5 Fusion
Oct 23, 2004
... what looks to be a solid fusion on one side, and almost solid on the other. My neuro surgeon has explained to me that the only way to truly know if a patient is fused is to go back in, meaning surgery... ... (5 replies)
... about one year ago.The good news is that both levels have fused just fine. The bad news is that the hardware and my spine have been fused at an angle! ... (1 replies)
... Following 1 laminectomy and 1 hemi-laminectomy at L5-S1, I had a one level fusion at L4-L5 for spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. My questions to you: does your MRI show either of these conditions? Are you showing signs of nerve damage in your legs and or feet? If you can go to your library and read an article in the April 8, 2002 NEW YORKER entitled "A Knife in the Back"... (4 replies)

Fusion L4
May 12, 2010
... You can't just fuse a single vertebrae, it has to be fused to an adjacent level. ... (3 replies)
... I would love to get your opinions concerning an issue I'm having! I had XLIF on my entire lumbar spine in Dec except L5. My body had autofused it. Two weeks ago, I had severe burning pain in my legs, followed 2 days later by drop foot. A CT myelagram shows a mild herniation at L5,S1. Good news, my other fusions are showing much bone growth Now, my doctor advises fusion of... (0 replies)
... L4 fused as well. What is the success rate of this proceedure? ... (1 replies)
... I had a laminectomy at L4-L5 and because of instability I was fused from L3-S1. My surgeon mixed the scrapings from the laminectomy and BMP and put it on sponges on either side of my spine. I also have 2 rods and 8 screws. If I were having your decompression I would want the fusion, too. fly (5 replies)
... Emg. They have found a couple of things as you can see in my very long signature. But my neuro surgeon has stated that one side looks completely fused and the other side is almost fused. I also had to start seeing a Rheumatologist and he ordered blood work. ... (52 replies)
Failed Fusion
Oct 29, 2003
... Now I am being told, I need to be fused from the front with a cage. More chance of fusing after a failed fusion. Uggh, what next? ... (1 replies)
... chiropractor adjusted vertabra. Upper back is constantly crackin when I straighten back. Most surgeons are hesitant to operate as they say I will end up with 3 fused disks. Can anyone shed any light on any of these problems and is there anyone out there that has had 3 fusions and is able to be active in sports i.e. ... (3 replies)
... If so, yikes, cuz it has been fused since the last MRI. It should look good and be exactly where it's supposed to be. ... (18 replies)
... Hi Cotton, I have researched spinal soutions since 2002. This info is a mix of my own experience, research, what I have learned from Doctors here in the US and in Europe. So, please don't take it as gospel, just a learning curve. I have had 3 Prodisc in my Lumbar L3-L4 L4-L5 L5-S1 by Dr R. B. in Vienna, Austria with great results since 2004, and a fusion at C5-6 by Dr.... (161 replies)
Disc buldges
Jul 14, 2005
... Hi i have had a microdisectomy back in 97 or 98 of L4-L5 for a herniated rupted disc. I also had a herniated ruptered disc between L5-S1 which they left alone. I have now had back pain for the last 2 1/2 years which has gotten worse. I have severe DDD in L4 -L5, and arthritis. Now i have severe pain in my lower back and right hip/buttocks area. My MRI has said i have a... (0 replies)
... Please, I need some input, do not understand all of the terminology.. C Spine as follows: 1.. There are degenerative disc changes at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-C7 2.Neural foraminal stenosis C3-4,C4-5 and C5-6 due to uncovertabral osteophytes 6 views of the cervical spine were performed.There is a 2mm retrolisthesis of C5 and C6. Endplate osteophytes are noted C4-5, C5-6 and... (1 replies)
... I had a Cervical MRI that I would ask that someone translate for me. My histor is extensive as I have had chronic pain for the past 10 years since my last surgery in July 2001. I had a very large herniated disc 10 years ago at level c5c6, and I expected to be painfree immediately post op. For my experience, that did not happen. I have had chronic pain ever since the fusion.... (4 replies)
... I have a Cervical MRI that I would ask that someone translate for me also I had a very large herniated disc 10 years ago at level c5c6, and I expected to be painfree immediately post op. For my experience, that did not happen. I have had chronic pain ever since the fusion. The main reason for the fusion was to decompress the spinal cord as the herniation was causing... (9 replies)
... sc extrusion. This means that the tough outer material of the disc has broken open and the inner material is leaking out. This bulge impinges the thecal sac and L5 nerve roots. ... (7 replies)
... Are there any other tests to confirm which levels of my neck need to be fused or whether some other surgery is needed other than ACDF? ... (1 replies)
... is not fused. How can this be if it was solidly fused before? ... (3 replies)
... Hello, My name is Dawna, I was wondering if anyone could help me understand my current MRI. A little background on me. I am 39 years old and 5 years ago I woke up with a stiff neck and intense pain, as I turned to walk my entire left side went numb and I fell. I thought I was having a stroke. well ended up it was my neck, I had emergency surgery 12 hours later and my... (12 replies)

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