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leannebr
03-29-2011, 01:28 AM
Had a CT scan from a surgeon for pain back on March 18th due to pain to see if hardware was ok at 4 /1/2 months- a surgeon I went to for a 2nd opinion at the U of M.
He said hardware was fine and that I am "approximately 50% fused, some areas are fused, some not ."
I didnt ask if this was normal or good at 4 1/2 months. 50% at 4 1/2 months, some areas not fused and some are, is this normal according to others who know more about this ?

mgs
03-29-2011, 07:02 AM
I just reported the spammer.

LindaRacine
03-29-2011, 08:57 AM
Hi...

The only thing I would be worried about are the areas that aren't showing any fusion. That may be completely normal at 4-1/2 months, but those areas may be causing pain.

--Linda

leannebr
03-31-2011, 10:29 PM
The radiologist's report didnt even mention what fusion there was, his report just said hardware stuff..
The dr looked at the Ct itself and called me and said I had about 50% fusion, some areas are some arent.. He just then sent a letter saying,
"There is no evidence of complete fusion at all levels"..
I requested the CT scan on disc and have it here to take to my surgeon next week. I wonder if I looked at it what I would see... Not sure I want to look..

leannebr
03-31-2011, 10:30 PM
I'm not sure what spammer youre talking about... (?)

leannebr
03-31-2011, 11:02 PM
Thank you for looking out for us Linda! :))