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Anchie
02-12-2009, 05:19 PM
Dear all,

I wonder what instrumentation is nowadays used for spinal fusion.

Once it was Harrington, then it was Cotrel Dubosset and after 1994 Moss Miami.

I believe there are many other methods whose names I am not familiar with.

What are your experiences, which turn out the best over the years?

Thanx in advance!:)

LynnMarie74
02-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Hi. I have the titanium rods used w/Legacy. Not sure how it differs from the others used. Im sure it depends on the rigidness of the curve/curves, what degree & the other things involved. I dont think they even use the Herrington anymore, do they, due to the flat back issues?

LynnMarie74
02-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Dear all,

I wonder what instrumentation is nowadays used for spinal fusion.

Once it was Harrington, then it was Cotrel Dubosset and after 1994 Moss Miami.

I believe there are many other methods whose names I am not familiar with.

What are your experiences, which turn out the best over the years?

Thanx in advance!:)



Did you find out what your curves are at now? Based on your signature,,,you said you would find out after Jan 5th?

Anchie
02-19-2009, 03:58 AM
well, I haven't...

I should have had a gallbladder removal surgery on 22 Dec but it was cancelled due to renovation of the hospital.

My "spinal" doctor was absent first 2 weeks in Jan and my gallbladder surgery was scheduled for 16 Jan. Now I'm recovering for gallbladder s. and waiting for the right moment for travelling to my "spinal" doctor.

5 Jan was crucial because it was the day when I had my fresh X- rays.

My degrees are yet to be measured...

I have changed my signature to avoid confusion... Thanx for reminding!:)