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Thread: Good-by Iliac Screw

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    York, PA

    Good-by Iliac Screw

    Just a quick note to say that removal of my annoying screw was as easy as promised. I was eating lunch at the hospital and then back to the hotel by 2:00 PM. Dr. Lonner even encouraged us to go out to dinner tonight (just no wine with the pain meds!) It was a little disconcerting to be doing the exact same routine again, same waiting around forever in pre-op, even had the same anesthesiologist who remembered me since I had some issues the first time. I know I'm going to have a sore butt for a while, but I think I'm going to be more comfortable in the long run. For some reason, my coming to NYC for surgery seems to create a weather crisis in my hometown area. The first time it was "snow-mageddon" in Feb. 2010, and this time we're having major flooding like we haven't seen in years. Nothing like seeing your local streets on the Weather Channel!

    I am so grateful to have found this Dr. and for the great care I have received here. I proudly wear my "I love New York" tee shirt!

    Anne in PA
    Age 58
    Diagnosed at age 14, untreated, no problem until age 50
    T4 to sacrum fusion
    63 thoracic now 35, 92 lumbar now 53
    Dr. Baron Lonner, 2/2/10
    Am pain-free, balanced, happy & an inch taller !

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Central NJ
    Hi Anne,

    I didn't realize you were having it removed. So glad to hear that it went easily and quickly. I hope you do go out for dinner!

    It has been very soggy here for the last few days!
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    wonderful happy for you...
    i hope, after healing, that you are pain free...and free do do whatever you wish!
    Dr Lonner is a great surgeon....and a compassionate guy!!

    congratulations, Anne!

    and sorry about the flooding you are having...this rain just will not quit the northeast!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California
    Glad it went so well. Wishing you very speedy recovery.

    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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Easton PA
    Anne- Glad to hear the removal went as smoothly as promised, and that you are feeling better already.
    Lori in PA, 52 yrs. old
    Surgery 6/7/11, T3-S1, all posterior, with pelvic anchors
    Gained 2 inches!
    Dr. Boachie, HSS, NYC
    12/10/13 Hardware Removal for infection
    Lost 2", gained PJK!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Happy to hear the removal of the screw was as simple as you were told!
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Waterloo, IL
    I'm glad the removal was as easy as expected. You will have to toast the removal of the screw with your wine when you are off of pain meds.

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Sounds like that went pretty smooth....did Dr L leave the other one in?

    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern CA
    Glad that all went well. Any restrictions?


    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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