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Broken Screw "What to look forward to now?"

lclause66llclause66 Posts: 20
edited 09/07/2015 - 8:41 AM in Lower Back Pain
It has been just over two years post Fusion Surgery in my back and found out while getting an injection that one of my screws from the original surgery is "broken", now what? I have an appointment on Wednesday to see an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon but worried about to expect with a second surgery to fix the problem and also worried if my spine fused correctly with this problem.

Anyone else had this happen before and first how does it happen and second what is the surgery to resolve this like? Recovery?

No a happy camper right now but confused too.
Linda
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  • hvillshhvills Suzhou, ChinaPosts: 992
    Hi...

    Where are you at now with your situation??

    Did your surgeon remove the hardware or leave it as is..??

    Did you fully fuse..??

    Harry - 65 year old male...
    PLIF L4-L5-S1 due to disc degeneration... May 23, 2013
    PLIF L5-S1 due to failed fusion and broken screw... Jan 19, 2015
    Microdiscectomy, decompression L3-L4 due to herniated disc... Jan 19, 2015
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