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    I had my Harrington rods removed after 35 years,...

    I had my Harrington rods removed after 35 years, due to an infection. Dr. Boachie was unavailable, so Dr. Cunningham took over. He took good care of me.

    Good luck to you!
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    Best of luck to you Phyllis. I just had revision...

    Best of luck to you Phyllis. I just had revision surgery with Dr. Matthew Cunningham at HSS (a colleague of Dr. Boachie's). I wonder if he would have worked with you on the insurance issues.
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    Poll: re pregnancy

    I was fused (Harrington Rod) in 1974, and gave birth to a son in 1992. It was a vaginal delivery and an epidural was not effective. I was given some Darvon for rest and pain relief in mid-labor. I...
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    Jacques Mom

    Sorry, it's taken me so long to answer -- my removal surgery was about 2.5 hours.

    Suzy - I too have a PICC line through which I will infuse antibiotics daily for 6 weeks. I found it difficult the...
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    antibiotic infusion therapy questions

    35 years post-surgery, I was diagnosed with a bone infection (osteomyelitis) and my Harrington Rods were removed. I am now on 6 weeks of Penicillin IV infusion via a PICC line.

    I'd like to hear...
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    All hardware was removed including screws. I...

    All hardware was removed including screws.

    I too wonder how the infection happened. I've had no systemic infection that I know of. Did it enter through some other means such as having a cyst...
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    Update

    The surgery went very well and I am healing rapidly. Home and walking, sitting, moving quite easily. Using only Tylenol for pain. Back to work in 2 weeks.

    The antibiotic IV infusion I am on for...
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    Suzy, I just got home from the Hospital for...

    Suzy,

    I just got home from the Hospital for Special Surgery where I had my rod removed due to a staph infection that became apparent 6 months ago when a lesion appeared on my back that tracked...
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    Thank you Susie - that's really sweet.

    Thank you Susie - that's really sweet.
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    Thank you for replying discombob. The docs do...

    Thank you for replying discombob. The docs do think I have some infection, although it seems that my immune system is handling it thus far. They will be doing cultures. I expect I may be on up to...
  11. My MRI was done at HSS itself, in their radiology...

    My MRI was done at HSS itself, in their radiology dept. I don't recall the tech's/MDs names, but their dept is adept at doing MRIs on those of us w/ instrumentation.
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    Hmmmmm.... maybe that's what happening to me.......

    Hmmmmm.... maybe that's what happening to me.... seromas... I just opened a new thread about a draining lesion on my back connected to the HR. I'm scheduled for removal on 2/24.
    Hope things went...
  13. I had CT scans that were unreadable, then...

    I had CT scans that were unreadable, then recently had a successful and readable MRI done at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
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    Removal due to degrading HRs?

    Hello,
    This is my first post, and the first time I have ever explored a scoliosis forum. The stories and info is kinda overwhelming.

    I had my surgery in 1974 at the age of 17 (at HSS, Dr. David...
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