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Thread: How much does the hardware weigh?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    St. Louis, MO

    How much does the hardware weigh?

    How much does the hardware (rods and screws) weigh? I have 28 screws and two rods. Anyone been given this info from your doctor?
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
    PRE-OP Photos:
    5 Mos Post Op:
    1-Year Post Op:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    I calculated 17ounces for my set-up in a prior post here....I have 33 screws and large anchor bolts in my pelvis. Ti and 316 are pretty close to one another as far as weight is concerned.

    Its not much. You can lose 2-3# in water loss by sitting in a hot tub for 20 minutes, or gain twice as much in a good Italian restaurant in the same amount of time. If I roll off the chair and hit the floor, I would say that’s proof! It happens. lol
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    I asked my surgeon (hoping to be able to subtract something at Weight Watchers) and he said it was hardly anything...
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52° w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15°
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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