5 years post op w/bone fragments...
It has been a long time since I've been on here for myself and so much has change! It really took four years for me to feel as though I was back to what was my new normal. This past September I went from being good to having stinging pain at the top of my right rod, my ribs often ache. Generally, where the rods have been implanted have not bothered me, its everywhere above. However, due to increasing pain and not following up with my doc for two years I went back for MRI's, CTscans, X-rays. I was told yesterday by my PCM (not by Ortho) that in the doctor notes there were bone fragments. She could not access all the reports to see where those fragments may have been located. Has anyone ever heard of OR experienced this? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Diagnosed at 10, Boston brace from 11-13 yrs old.
50* Lumbar w/ 5 centimeter shift to the left and slight rib hump...
Surgery Date: April 15 and April 22, 2009
X-LIF approach for disc repair L5,L4,L3,L2
Posterior Approach for fusions L5-T5
Dr. Fox @ Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Nice and straight now!!!!!