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Thread: Anemia

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Thumbs down Anemia

    I just found out that I am anemic, could this impact my surgery? I am being fused from T3-pelvis via anterior and posterior.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    New Bern, NC
    Hi crystalalice88,
    Anemia probably won't prevent you from having surgery. Your Doctor will most likely transfuse you before he starts your surgery.
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F.

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