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I have a cracked screw in my back. Does that mean that my lumbar fusion L1-S5 failed ?
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We could use some more information. How long since your surgery? what levels were fused? are you completely fused?
My surgeon has always told me that the hardware is only temporary, once the fusion is complete it really serves no purpose, so I think if your fusion is not complete then it is possible that you could have a problem. Talk to your doctor.