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MRI after fusion? Metal or titanium used in posterior cervical fusions?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,623
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all,

Don't know if anyone has an answer to my question, but is metal or titanium used more frequently in posterior cervical fusions? I have screws and cross rods and don't know if I can have an MRI at this point. My fusion was in mid-2005. I know they used lateral mass screws, but can find nothing in my records to indicate if the material was metal or titanium. If it's metal, apparently I can't get an MRI.

I'll be calling the neurosurgeon who did the fusion to find out, but wanted to toss this out there in the meantime.

If you've had a fusion, have you had an MRI afterwards? Any idea what was used (or will be used if you're going to have a fusion?). Thanks for any help you can provide - it may be a while before I hear back from my neurosurgeon.


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