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  1. Thread: Anterior

    by dixiesmommie
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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
  2. Thread: Non Union

    by dixiesmommie
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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?
  3. Thread: Non Union

    by dixiesmommie
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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...
  4. Thread: Non Union

    by dixiesmommie
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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    Hi Jess and Sparky, Thanks for the reply. I...

    Hi Jess and Sparky,

    Thanks for the reply. I have had an injection in the si joint. It did help but only for a day. How long do your injections usually last?

    Thanks
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    I have had complete hardware removal. I spent 2...

    I have had complete hardware removal. I spent 2 days in the hospital and was back to work within 2 weeks.
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    Need be, I can get up without pulling or holding...

    Need be, I can get up without pulling or holding on someone. Once you are able to get on your feet you can pull up yourself. I agree, it's not the most comfortable thing to do but it can be done. ...
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    I am able to sit on the floor. I have difficulty...

    I am able to sit on the floor. I have difficulty getting back up. I need to hold onto something or someone to get back up. Since I have lost drastic range of motion, I lost whatever the motion was...
  21. Hi Linda, I am going on one year post op now...

    Hi Linda,

    I am going on one year post op now and still in horrible left sided pain. My doctor is a four hour drive away. He sent me to his pain management partner who did si joint injection that...
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    I am also fused to the sacrum. I am only 10...

    I am also fused to the sacrum. I am only 10 months out from surgery and could do all the things you listed fairly soon after surgery. None of the things you listed were even on my restriction list...
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    I have had a long history of spinal surgeries. I...

    I have had a long history of spinal surgeries. I started with Harrington Rods in 1976, which were removed in 1994 due to a condition called Flatback. Then I had new segmented instrumentation put in...
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    Susan, Are your symptoms the same as mine? I...

    Susan, Are your symptoms the same as mine? I have a deep pain in my illiac bone. It hurts to the touch. I also have a deep pain in my thigh bone, especially when sitting or standing. When I sit...
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    Linda, they did a steroid injection to the si...

    Linda, they did a steroid injection to the si joint in May. It gave me a few days of relief. They did a Radio Frequency ablation in June to the lumbar spine which gave me no relief. He pushed on...
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