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spincon58
07-12-2004, 08:56 PM
Does anybody know how much an avarage hardwear implant for fusion weighs????
i have no idea how much i lost or gained from the surgery.

spincon58
08-11-2004, 10:15 PM
My surgeon said it weighs 3 pounds.........

LindaRacine
08-11-2004, 11:20 PM
Connie...

This question came up on the MIT list about 3-4 years ago. I asked Dr. Bradford's office about the question. They weighed several configurations of stainless steel implants for scoliosis, and they all weighed 2-3 pounds. Obviously, a titaniium system would be considerably lighter.

--Linda