I had my left SI Joint Fusion Surgery 4 hrs ago and it was a Disaster at best. I too told the Doctor immediately something wasn’t right but he didn’t listen. They later did a Revision to move the screws away from the Sciatica nerve (imagine that). Long story short...4 yrs later I’m still in constant pain, left buttock (pirifiormis muscles) and hip has issues and it’s all related. I have lost so much flexibility and I can’t bend down to save my life. Oh yeah, I obviously parted ways with that Surgeon but most interesting is a recent scan just revealed  that I did NOT fuse at all.They said I was. I knew something had to be wrong with all the issues, limitations and pain. At this point I just want the hardware (screws) OUT since I didn’t fuse anyway. I can’t find anyone willing to touch their Screw-Up!! or even performs Removals. I can’t get past the Medical Assts or Clerks on the phone because they decide for the Doctors before they even hear 30 secs of my story! I’m Not fused. It Failed. I WANT MY LIFE BACK.
Edited by ~Liz Veritas-Health Forum Moderator, removed doctor bashing