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  1. Hip replacement post spinal fusion with pelvic fixation

    I am 11.5 yrs post long fusion with pelvic fixation. Very pleased with my back, no pain. My right hip has been bothering me for some months now. Have appt to see local ortho who specializes in...
  2. Linda, No pain today! Hopefully, itís behind...

    Linda,

    No pain today! Hopefully, itís behind meó-pun intended!

    Will check in with Dr Bridwellís Office anyway about 10 yr check up.
  3. Iíd hope you would weigh in Linda Racine; I...

    Iíd hope you would weigh in Linda Racine; I remember you from my more active forum days, the voice of knowledge and reason.

    I did wonder if I should do a 10 yr check up prior to this little...
  4. 10 years post op, could I have damaged anchor in pelvis?

    I am 10 yrs post op, long fusion with 34 screws and anchors in pelvis. I recently lifted heavy luggage and am having hip pain. When I cought, I feel a sharp pain below the left pelvic anchor. ...
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    I had surgery with Dr Bridwell Dec '07. We flew...

    I had surgery with Dr Bridwell Dec '07. We flew from Asheville, NC on Sunday, for pre op procedures on Monday. My surgeries were done Tues & Thurs. My husband is not the caregiver type, can't sit...
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    I had surgery with Dr Bridwell December '07. ...

    I had surgery with Dr Bridwell December '07. Fused from T3-Sacrum. My pre op pain was more "fatigue" vs pain. I could not stand or walk for very long. I found my curves were worsening post...
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    Lisa Right now I am onlt taking calcium but I...

    Lisa

    Right now I am onlt taking calcium but I see my PCP late August and will discuss options then.
  8. PS - No pain to speak of. There was a time at...

    PS - No pain to speak of. There was a time at about 18 months that my butt hurt, thought it may be screw - I have a prominent iliac screw on the right side. But it passed and was probably muscular....
  9. To Evelyn/Confused Mom

    All my pre op xrays have numbers and lines drawn in all over, but my post op xrays do not. Dr Bridwell says he got about a 50% reduction so I guess it's about 33 Thoracic and 25 Lumbar. My lumbar...
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    I was mildly "osteopenic" prior to surgery and...

    I was mildly "osteopenic" prior to surgery and also advised to take Forteo which I did. It helps with bone "remodeling" which helps with the fusion process. I figured I'd do whatever I could to...
  11. I still have a rib hump - I can tell it is...

    I still have a rib hump - I can tell it is smaller because before surgery it had gotten to the point where I couldn't lay on my back comfortably. It would be nice to be perfect - totally derotated -...
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    Linda, I am definitely feeling something hard...

    Linda,

    I am definitely feeling something hard - like metal. No pain involved, just annoying and wondering if it will get more prominent?
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    Buldging Implants Anyone?

    I went to see my Dr 4 months earlier than my scheduled 2 year follow up because: 1) last May I began having left buttock pain - it was painful to rotate my leg to get out of bed and lasted for weeks...
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    Angela, I flew from US to England at 7 months...

    Angela,

    I flew from US to England at 7 months post op and then from US to Australia at 15 months. I spent a lot of time standing in the back of the plane but did ok. If you have been doing well...
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    For Linda Racine

    I have gotten more relaxed about my sleeping positions lately. maybe that's it.
    Also wanted to mention that for some time I have felt like a have a slight leg length discrepency. I mentioned it to...
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    It is really the upper buttock. Any insight?

    It is really the upper buttock. Any insight?
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    Strange hip pain at 18 months

    Haven't written in a while because have been doing great. Just a few days ago I started with strange pain in left hip. It is really bad when I am trying to get out of bed. It gets better as I walk...
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    Bending at 3 months! That amazes me. My doctor...

    Bending at 3 months! That amazes me. My doctor told me not to bend for a year. Then, at my one year checkup he said, "ok, now don't bend for another year!" Maybe that's because I am fused all the...
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    I was told "loose clothes" too but I could not...

    I was told "loose clothes" too but I could not fit into the "loose clothes" I brought to the hospital. I was so swollen, lots of fluid, especially my legs, like tree trunks! I had to send a friend...
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    Just happened to see your post today. I had...

    Just happened to see your post today. I had surgery with Dr Bridwell last Dec. It was my first surgery (and I hope my last) so I can't address the revision issue. I think the world of Dr Bridwell. ...
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    Thanks for responses. Even if you had no problem...

    Thanks for responses. Even if you had no problem with the payment of hospital bill, I'd still like to know the amount so I can see what is the norm. My hospital bill was ~$530,000!!!! Insurance only...
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    Need Help Re Insurance & Hospital Bill

    I am 10 months post op and am still having problems with my insurance co. They only paid about 25% of the hospital bill, saying they paid "usual and customary charges". Would those of you who have...
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    I did not sleep well at night for weeks but once...

    I did not sleep well at night for weeks but once I went back to work, I think that improved. I had gotten so used to resting at will during the day. I think once you get back into a routine and you...
  24. Thread: New Sensations

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    New Sensations

    Hi. I'm looking for reassurance. I am 7 and 1/2 months post op. I feel I had a fairly easy recovery. I always said I had mostly stiffness but no real pain. At 6 months post op I traveled to England...
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    Tommyo, I had my surgery 1 month shy of 55. I...

    Tommyo,

    I had my surgery 1 month shy of 55. I returned to work at 10 weeks post op. I am a clinical dietitian. I see patients in the hospital setting and spend lots of time charting on the...
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