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    Rod Fracture

    The Wash U group looked at 526 patients fused to the sacrum between 2004 and 2014. 18% of patients had at least one rod fracture with at least 2 years of follow-up.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29501749
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    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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    Thanks for sharing. It was interesting that most rod fxs were unilateral. Do you know if they looked at age as a risk factor in RF?
    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 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal Spinal Cord Injury 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
    2018: Removal L4,5 screw

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    A very timely article for me. Thanks for sharing, Linda!
    3/8/16 Dr. Lenke, NY Presbyterian The Allen Hospital
    PSSIF T4-SACRUM/ILIUM, TLIF L5-S1

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