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  1. #1
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    im scheduled!!

    I did it. I am scheduled for my back to be fused to my sacrum on Jan. 16th. Ahhhhhhh

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    Where is the fusion starting?
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Well I am already fused from T6-L1 and they are removing part of my rod that is broken and replacing it with one that goes to my sacrum

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    good luck with your surgery
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Not long to wait! (That's a good thing.) Hope the time goes quickly and your surgery is 100% successful.
    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

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    congratulations for your courage...
    even though i know you have a broken rod, i still think it takes guts to schedule the surgery....
    wishing you the best....it HAS to be better to have a good fusion outcome rather rhan broken rods!

    jess

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    This may be a dumb question, as I have not had the surgery. But why only one rod? It seems that most of the surgeries here are using two rods. I would think that would be stronger and less likely to break before fusion takes place. I know this was a hard decision for you. I wish you all the best and a quick recovery!

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    Im sorry I must have frased that wrong. I have a single rod in my back now that is broken and they will be replacing it with a double rod

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    rohrer

    Hi,

    Her original surgery was anterior, where they use one rod from the side. The fusions with two rods are placed from the posterior.
    Gayle, age 49
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    5/16 6 yrs post-op, 24*T/ 22* L, mild increase in curves, watching

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by annabeller View Post
    I did it. I am scheduled for my back to be fused to my sacrum on Jan. 16th. Ahhhhhhh
    How did you make out? I am most likely looking at a 3rd surgery. Betty B

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    Quote Originally Posted by leahdragonfly View Post
    Hi,

    Her original surgery was anterior, where they use one rod from the side. The fusions with two rods are placed from the posterior.
    There is/was at least one system that used 2 anterior rods. I don't see it often however.
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
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