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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Hardware removal

    I haven't been on here in ages! I wanted to post, since a few people have recently contacted me.

    I had Harrington rods as a child. I had them replaced when I was 30 with Moss Miami Instrumentation. I suffered a deep wound infection 2 years later. Total hardware removal was done two years after that revision. My back has stayed exactly as it was since the day I came out of my cast in 1976. My curve has not changed at all.

    I did need another revision for lumbar and sacrum in 2013. I have lower hardware in now.

    I did have my illiac screws removed.

    I currently suffer from left leg nerve pain.

    I hope this helps anyone trying to decide about rod removal.

    Ps. Rod removal is easy compared to fusion surgery.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2019

    Hardware removal

    Thank you for posting. I wish more people would post that have had hardware removal. Some people have some serious pain due to the hardware that is put in. I am scheduled to have some of my hardware removed as well. Dr. thinks it will help with 60% of my pain. Hoping for great results.

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