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... is not fused. How can this be if it was solidly fused before? ... (3 replies)
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)

Fusion L4
May 12, 2010
... You can't just fuse a single vertebrae, it has to be fused to an adjacent level. ... (3 replies)
... lateral foramenotomies and laminectomies on Monday morning so your report is much appreciated. My neck is already fused From C3 to T1 after breaking it and too don't have that much pain but did decide to retire...but I'm 60. ... (2 replies)
... I don't know that injections will help the overall issue of spondylolisthesis. It can help with some of the symptoms but won't fix the underlying problem. Spondylolisthesis is the movement of one vertebrae over the vertebrae below (either moving forward or backward). Spondylolisthesis is graded: Grade 1: 25% of vertebral body has slipped forward Grade 2: 50% Grade 3: ... (13 replies)
... The short answer is....it depends what he/she finds. Years ago I had back surgery for L5-S1 problems. When my surgeon opened me up he found substantial problems at L4-L5 so he fused L4-S1. He let me know as soon as I was conscious and then explained more a day or two later when I could really understand. There have been plenty of postings here where people have said the... (9 replies)
... L4 fused as well. What is the success rate of this proceedure? ... (1 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)
... Sprog: You are correct that a fusion can't be reversed. A fusion means a permanent joining of 2 or more levels. But I can tell you that I was fused L4-S1 in 93. This year they added L3. They took out all the old hardware, cleaned up any bone fragments or anything that needed to be refined, and then put in new hardware L3-S1. For me this has gone very well. And my C5-C7... (16 replies)
... Hi, I thought I should update you. According to my daughter's peditrician, her MRI/CT Scan shows that she has compression which is why she is dropping things and miserable. I forget what level he said. You have to understand that not all of you know but I have a history of spinal lumbar problems and when I heard compression, I flipped out and did not hear alot of what the... (12 replies)
... I had a lumbar fusion surgery 3/99 two levels. Not sure if fused L4-5 and L5s1 has something to do with the upper back pain. Pain level is about a 7. Is there someone that had the same peoblem? (1 replies)
Failed L4-5 Fusion
Sep 21, 2004
... Hi, I have no reply's ,sorry, but I have a question , so hopefully we both get some idea on this,my surgery was Aug 13th and of course I am not fused as of yet, I had donar bone and hardware,but I do not have that godawfull pain,Thankgoodness , but why? ... (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)
... Sorry no one responded to you sooner. Did you mean to say you are fused from L4 to S1, which would be a two level fusion? ... (2 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)
... Kolt ~ A couch potato NO! I don't believe for one minute you will become a couch potato. If there is no other problems at any other level and you have screws and plate you should be fine to do almost every thing you did before. Take caution though. I say this because it is common "once fused, there will be more." Now this depends mostly on if you have problem discs... (4 replies)
... Dear Group Member: decompression & fusing C3-C4 - step one? Please consider posting my message below. I am interested in the special knowledge of your group for the newly emerging field of spinal solutions. I am trying to make decisions to save my life. Please review the summary below, designed for efficiency of the reader. I am sincere, I need the help, and I am... (5 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)


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