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  1. #1
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    crazy questions

    Does anybody know how much an avarage hardwear implant for fusion weighs????
    i have no idea how much i lost or gained from the surgery.
    CONNIE


    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
    Hip graft
    Grown 1 1/2 inches
    25/o upper T 15/o
    53/o T 15/o
    37/o L 6/o
    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

  2. #2
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    found the answer....

    My surgeon said it weighs 3 pounds.........
    CONNIE


    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
    Hip graft
    Grown 1 1/2 inches
    25/o upper T 15/o
    53/o T 15/o
    37/o L 6/o
    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

  3. #3
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    Location
    Northern California
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    Connie...

    This question came up on the MIT list about 3-4 years ago. I asked Dr. Bradford's office about the question. They weighed several configurations of stainless steel implants for scoliosis, and they all weighed 2-3 pounds. Obviously, a titaniium system would be considerably lighter.

    --Linda

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