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... My fiancee is scheduled for a fusion in a month. It will be an anterior and posterior surgery. ... (1 replies)
... S1 fusion over 10 years ago and it was successful although I still have to take pain meds, but I can walk today. ... (0 replies)
Failed L4-5 Fusion
Oct 20, 2004
... L5. I want to find out another way. Any help here is appreciated. Are there many success stories? ... (5 replies)

Just found out...
Oct 21, 2004
... ses a neurosurgeon doing 10 a year. Don't know if that is something you want to check into but the doctor's ability will play a big factor in if the surgery is a success or not. Hope I didn't cause more confusion. I hope you get the help you need. ... (2 replies)
... ing just the hardware in some cases. According to some sources I've researched, smokers are better off with donor bone but studies have been done showing better success rates with your own bone. With your cervicle surgery, the doc cut you in two places and you can avoid a lumbar area incision by using donor bone. ... (2 replies)
Just found out...
Oct 21, 2004
... or not.. I have to say, now i'm scared.. I realize that most people who have success will not post here, but the horror stories are intense.. ... (2 replies)
... S1 fusion in 2003. The operation was great success.Was in motor vehicle accident in 2009. ... (4 replies)
... l5 and had a fusion because of it. BUT, after hearing all the issues with lumbar ADR now.. I am glad I had the fusion instead. And I would bet.. there would be no way a US insurance would pay to have it done overseas. ... (3 replies)
... eating during any surgery where the nerve may have to be moved. This type of damage would not be visible on imaging. It may be that there has been some natural fusion going on around the artificial disc and perhaps that is beginning to push on the nerve or even encompass it. This is what happened to one acquaintance of mine. ... (2 replies)
... THERE IS SLIGHT RETROLISTHESIS OF L5 ON S1 . ... (5 replies)
Scared to death
Jun 20, 2003
... I've got the lumbar thing going on, in addition to other stuff. I had a lumbar fusion in '68, with no problems to speak of. Of course, I was a growing kid at the time, which makes a big difference. ... (9 replies)
... I have an Aspen this time, just like last time. The difference this time is that I am allowed to start wearing my soft collar ALREADY, unlike last cervical fusion where I had to wear it for a little over 2 months. ... (6 replies)
... desperatly looking for help. Sorry for the length. Here is a bit of my history if it helps. In 2002 I had a 2 level ACDF on C4 through C6. While it was deemed a success after a few years, I was left with alot of pain and put on meds, for DDD and arthritis as well. ... (5 replies)
... levels. The surgery was a complete success and in my eyes... my OS is an absolute wonder! ... (4 replies)


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