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Thread: Back again needing more removal surgery

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    London, England

    Back again needing more removal surgery

    So im back again, its been a few years since i was here last, by my recollection i think it was 2018 after i had my first lot of metal work taken out of my neck... Well, even more i playing up now with it all, yay for softer bones due to my NF1. Currently on the waiting list to be seen by a specialist clinic before im referred to a consultant near my new place of living as I've moved away from where i was when i lived with my parents.

    My question to you all is who has experience of multiple revision surgeries where they removed metal work? How did your body react and how long did you need to take out of work to fully recover. Mine won't be until 2022 (yay for covid and the NHS) at the earliest but I want to make sure I can go to my work place with something to make sure they can get cover for me while off. If anyone on here happens to be from the UK and knows of where a list of consultants can be foound that would be ace too!

    any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    my fusion is from c5-t12 (with a few fancy bits of work done by my amazing surgeon)
    Last edited by JayMoe; 09-16-2021 at 03:16 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Removal is fairly easy. Depending on the amount I would say 4-6 weeks. If you don't have to have removal, it is better to leave it.
    T10-pelvis fusion 12/08
    C5,6,7 fusion 9/10
    T2--T10 fusion 2/11
    C 4-5 fusion 11/14
    Right scapulectomy 6/15
    Right pectoralis major muscle transfer to scapula
    To replace the action of Serratus Anterior muscle 3/16
    Broken neck 9/28/2018
    Emergency surgery posterior fusion C4- T3
    Repeated 11/2018 because rods pulled apart added T2 fusion
    Removal of partial right thoracic hardware 1/2020
    Removal and replacement of C4-T10 hardware with C7 and T 1

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Jay, Sorry to hear this....What's going on with pain? Have they shot any x-rays?

    Here are a few links...

    I am fortunate to still have all my bits and pieces...

    Say Hi to the Queen for me

    49 yr old male, now 62, the new 63...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PSA T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

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