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  1. Thread: Anterior

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    Oh No Tamena, We are always having surgery...

    Oh No Tamena,

    We are always having surgery around the same time. I'm a few weeks after you. I sure hope that bone issue is minor and not anything like what we have gone through. What and how...
  2. Thread: Anterior

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    Thanks Tamena, How are you doing? I remember...

    Thanks Tamena,

    How are you doing? I remember reading all your post's last year right around the time I had my 4th surgery. I have been wondering how you were doing? I had L2-s1 and pelvic...
  3. Thread: Anterior

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    After my posterior Lumbar surgery, I had a Jewett...

    After my posterior Lumbar surgery, I had a Jewett back brace. Do I need the clam shell to protect my stomach? I can only imagine the stomach pain is horrible. I had Melanoma in 1995 on my stomach...
  4. Thread: Anterior

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    Did everyone who had anterior surgery have to...

    Did everyone who had anterior surgery have to wear a brace after the surgery? I had to wear a brace after my l2 to s1 and pelvic surgery. Just wondering if you think I will be back in a brace...
  5. Thread: Anterior

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    Ed, I'm not sure on the date yet. They are...

    Ed,

    I'm not sure on the date yet. They are shooting for the first part of December. They are trying to coordinate with a vascular surgeon. I emailed my doctor my concerns about all of the...
  6. Thread: Anterior

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    Linda, I have had abdominal surgery in that...

    Linda,

    I have had abdominal surgery in that area about 18 years ago, but it was just on the skin. I had a melanoma insitu. They made a rather large incision and pulled the skin together. I have...
  7. Thread: Anterior

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    Linda, I see your anterior fusions were at the...

    Linda,

    I see your anterior fusions were at the same levels they are doing on me. Did you have complications? I am already fused from the posterior side and they will be going through my back to...
  8. Thread: Anterior

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    thanks for answering! I am really scared. Ed...

    thanks for answering! I am really scared. Ed you are so much straighter than me. I know we have emailed before. I had my first scoliosis surgery in Miami in 1976 with Harrington Rods. I was...
  9. Thread: Anterior

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    Oh my, getting kind of scared of all that can go...

    Oh my, getting kind of scared of all that can go wrong.

    Are there any good results from Anterior???

    They are in the process of scheduling.
  10. Thread: Anterior

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    Anterior

    I have had 4 spine surgeries all posterior. Now they are telling me I possibly need anterior.

    I'm scared, Can anyone tell me what different issues I will have?

    Thanks
  11. Thread: Non Union

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    Anterior and Posterior

    I have only had posterior and now I am scared about anterior.


    Can anyone tell me anything about it?
  12. Thread: Non Union

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    No MRI just CT scan and bone scan. The pain has...

    No MRI just CT scan and bone scan. The pain has been there for quite some time and really interferes with my life. I have to rest constantly. I left a message today to please schedule the...
  13. Thread: Non Union

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    Non Union

    My doctor suspects a non union since I have had pain for over a year since my surgery. What happens if a non union is left un repaired? Does anyone know? Just pain forever? Will it possibly go...
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    Thanks Linda, I hope if they find a problem...

    Thanks Linda,

    I hope if they find a problem with a fusion they will still be able to repair with the rods in place.. I guess that is a case by case questions depending on what they find. ...
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    Thanks for answering. I have had Harrington Rods...

    Thanks for answering. I have had Harrington Rods and the replacement hardware for those removed in the past. The left sided pain has been checked through ct scan, emg and bone scan. Not finding...
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    Question----Linda hope you answer

    Hopefully you remember I had surgery just over a year ago. Much much pain on my left side since day1. Had to wait out the year to confirm fusions. Had ct scan, bone scan and emg all which appear...
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    I have fallen a couple of times. Sore for a...

    I have fallen a couple of times. Sore for a couple of days but never any damage to the surgery.

    I just feel two days ago. Just last night I started hurting on my bad side. I have a bone scan...
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    I have had constant left sided pain for 1 year

    I went back for my one year follow up on Friday. I brought my ct scan cd which confirms I am fully fused. Pain is still bothering me through my left side. I had bone harvested in my illiac bone 40...
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    I had harrington rods in the 70's to the 90's...

    I had harrington rods in the 70's to the 90's with flatback Then I had rods that became infected, then I was without rods for 17 years. I started having degenerative changes in my lumbar and...
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    I am going for my one year follow up in a few...

    I am going for my one year follow up in a few weeks. My surgeon returned my email within minutes regarding sugar water injections and said there is no good medical information to support them being...
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    Hi Sheila, I had Harrington rods, flat back...

    Hi Sheila,

    I had Harrington rods, flat back and revision surgeries. My struggle for my most recent surgery was also finding a surgeon who would operate on adults. I found my surgeon by...
  22. Thanks for the reply Linda. If you remember, I...

    Thanks for the reply Linda. If you remember, I also have severe left sided pain. Pain close to my si joint and runs down my left leg. Just had my follow up ct scan to bring on my 1 year post op...
  23. Foot and Heel problems after pelvic fixation

    Has anyone else experienced foot or heel problems after pelvic fixation. I had my surgery a year ago in Sept. I have been complaining about a strange pain in my heels since about November. ...
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    There are quite a few of us on here that are fused all the way to the sacrum. You should really wait and talk to your doctor about it. It does take some range of motion away. I am one year out...
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    My surgery date was Sept 5th 2013, I feel...

    My surgery date was Sept 5th 2013, I feel exactly the same as you. Although I also have a severe pain issue going on which is in the process of being investigated. Possible SI Joint problem.
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