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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2017

    Car Accident Post Op

    Hello ,

    I am roughly 3.5 month’s post op from L1-T6 and got my “full clearance” as of 2/23. Earlier this evening I was in a fender bender going about 25mph. Air bags weren’t deployed. I feel fine minus clicking in my back which I get on occasion since post op. Is there anything I should be looking for if there is hardware damage , etc?
    26 y/o male
    65 degree thoracic / 50 degree lumbar curve pre surgery
    Post surgery ??? Will know more 12/05/17
    First fusion done at age 12 (t8-11)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California

    You really only need to worry if you start having new and significant back pain. While some rods do break, it's really never because of a trauma.

    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

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