Hi: I had my original Harrington Rod surgery in Baltimore, MD in 1972. I just moved to Texas and don't know any doctors who are knowledgeable on this subject. Anybody from Texas (I'm in East Texas) that can offer suggestions? I'm new to this site and I'd like to talk with older patients. I'd like to know more about the rod breaking down (this is new info to me,) when the revision surgery is called for and who are the top notch surgeons. I have LOTS of pain that I deal with and my life is getting more and more restricted. Anything ya'all want to share, I'd appreciate. I'm alone out here....THANKS