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  1. #1
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    SI joint fusion

    Hi

    I had my left SI joint fused 4 weeks ago and think something is wrong as it is painful to put any pressure through my left leg to walk.

    It feels like a nerve is impinged as the pain goes from buttock at the site of the fusion down to my foot when trying to walk.

    Has anyone else had this surgery as I am interested to hear other people's experience. So far I can only find discussion groups where people have not had scoliosis and revision surgeries so I'm assuming it would not be a similar experience.

    (I am already fused T2 to sacrum before SI fusion).

    Thanks
    Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis diagnosed aged 6/7
    Milwaukee brace 1980 - 1984, Fused T2 - L3 with Harrington Rod 1984, 10 rib costoplasty 1999, artificial disc at L3/L4 2003, extended fusion to L5 2006.
    2015 - Sagittal plane imbalance correction by insertion of 30 degree hyperlordotic cage at L5/S1 level (anterior approach) with fixation to pelvis (posterior approach) now fused T2 to sacrum.
    2017 - October - SI joint fusion - left side
    2017 - December - Revision of failed left SI joint fusion

  2. #2
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    Sorry to hear of your pain...wondering what your surgeon has to say about the pain, if it is par for the course right now, or out of the ordinary?

    Good luck with your recovery.
    Gayle, age 50
    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)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

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

  3. #3
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    Thanks Gayle

    Upon discharge I was told I could do more or less anything with no restrictions but a week later I had to go back for crutches to assist with walking as it was too uncomfortable. I was advised the pain shouldn't get any worse over the next few weeks but it has in my case.

    I have an appointment in 10 days so will hopefully be able to discuss my concerns then.
    Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis diagnosed aged 6/7
    Milwaukee brace 1980 - 1984, Fused T2 - L3 with Harrington Rod 1984, 10 rib costoplasty 1999, artificial disc at L3/L4 2003, extended fusion to L5 2006.
    2015 - Sagittal plane imbalance correction by insertion of 30 degree hyperlordotic cage at L5/S1 level (anterior approach) with fixation to pelvis (posterior approach) now fused T2 to sacrum.
    2017 - October - SI joint fusion - left side
    2017 - December - Revision of failed left SI joint fusion

  4. #4
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    I cannot remember any SI people here......

    Sounds like you are really inflamed.....Do try to take it easy...

    I hope this passes quickly

    Rod Stewart
    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
    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

  5. #5
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    Thanks, I hope it isn't permanent.....I am, at this point regretting having this surgery.
    Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis diagnosed aged 6/7
    Milwaukee brace 1980 - 1984, Fused T2 - L3 with Harrington Rod 1984, 10 rib costoplasty 1999, artificial disc at L3/L4 2003, extended fusion to L5 2006.
    2015 - Sagittal plane imbalance correction by insertion of 30 degree hyperlordotic cage at L5/S1 level (anterior approach) with fixation to pelvis (posterior approach) now fused T2 to sacrum.
    2017 - October - SI joint fusion - left side
    2017 - December - Revision of failed left SI joint fusion

  6. #6
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    Iím sorry your in pain I hope it gets better soon
    Kara
    Soon to be 26
    Braced at 13 years old
    Posterior Spinal Fusion March 10th 2010
    Age at the of surgery 18 years old
    Preop Curves 50T and 39L
    Postop Curves 20T and 17L

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