From what I understand, it's because the hardware in your spine is 'anchored' into your bone. The doctor told me that if you have other metals in your body, say a metal wire that is connected to a pacemaker, it is so thin and small it could be ripped lose. I just had an MRI a few weeks ago, and even tho I don't have any hardware yet, I confirmed with him and the radiology center, that after my surgury, I will be able to have MRI's and they will be readable. They will just have to give me the injection of the contrast stuff so that they can see what they need it. They said it is perfectly safe to have MRI's afterwards.
Originally Posted by Shelgrl66
Now....I'm wondering, what if you have a loose screw or a broken rod?? Hmmm...I'll have to ask about that.
Debbe - 50 yrs old
Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
Told by Dr. my curve would never progress
Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees
Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees