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  1. #1
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    Question 14 months after surgery and need revision 😒

    Hello everyone, I haven't been on the forum for a while but do read your post now and then.
    At my 1 year visit with My surgeon, he said everything looked fine. I told him I still had a lot of pain and still had to take 2 oxycodone a day. He decided to send me for a CatScan and this Tuesday we once again went to Toronto to find out the results.
    Apparently I did not fuse from L4-L5 and my L5 vertebrae has cracked and a screw has come loose.
    So this means another surgery.
    Getting very depressed about the whole situation, I Know a lot of you have gone through a second or even more revisions.
    Is it as hard as the first one?
    Marianne
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    T11-L5
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting

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    Marianne, I am so sorry this has happened....

    Have the docs talked about taking it down to the pelvis?

    Thinking of you

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    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
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  3. #3
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    No Ed, he did not say anything about that and I didn't think to ask.
    Marianne
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    T11-L5
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianne View Post
    Hello everyone, I haven't been on the forum for a while but do read your post now and then.
    At my 1 year visit with My surgeon, he said everything looked fine. I told him I still had a lot of pain and still had to take 2 oxycodone a day. He decided to send me for a CatScan and this Tuesday we once again went to Toronto to find out the results.
    Apparently I did not fuse from L4-L5 and my L5 vertebrae has cracked and a screw has come loose.
    So this means another surgery.
    Getting very depressed about the whole situation, I Know a lot of you have gone through a second or even more revisions.
    Is it as hard as the first one?
    Marianne...

    Typically, revision surgery to fix a specific problem, especially one that is causing a lot of pain, is a lot easier than the original surgery.

    Hope everything goes well and that your recovery is an easy one.

    --Linda
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    Thanks Linda.
    Marianne
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    T11-L5
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting

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    Still waiting!

    It has been almost a year since I have been told I needed revision surgery and I am still waiting for a date.....
    There is just not enough surgery time for doctors in Ontario.
    Very frustrating....... I have been told there is a 2 year waiting list.
    In the mean time my pain is getting worse, and can't do much around the house. My husband (77) has learned to clean and do laundry and my daughter and son and their spouses help out as well. So I have been blessed with A wonderful family.
    Just needed to vent about waiting so long. 😱
    Marianne
    rotoscoliosis, subluxation and spinal stenosis
    Surgery April 15, 2015 at age 67
    T11-L5
    Decompression with multiple discectomies
    Concord cages @ L2-3, L3-4, L4-5
    Osteotomies and local bone grafting

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    That's awful to have to wait that long when you are in pain! I feel for you.
    Karen

    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.
    http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/pottoff2/

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    Revision? A piece of cake compared to the first surgery. I have had 4 revision surgeries. Glad that you figured out the problem. Get 'er done and get on with life.
    Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone + prayer

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