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anterior interbody cage

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have just had a six month CT scan following back surgery which involved fitting an anterior interbody cage at S4-5 and wondered if anyone could tell me what sort of bone growth would be expected at this point

many thanks



  • Do you have any bone growth? Some times it takes longer for folks. We all heal differently and on our own timelines. If your doc sees any signs of bone growth at the 6 month point, I think that means you're headed in the right direction. I don't know if the amount of growth this early is important, but if you've got some growing, that's very good.

    If you have no signs of bonee growth, than that's a different thing to talk about.

    So, how did scan look?
  • Do you mean L4-5?

    It varies by person. The way the bone growth begins, and also the amount of time it takes to begin, and to finish. It's really impossible to say what should be on any specific person's 6 month CT scan films, because there isn't necessarily anything in particular that "should" be there... It's totally variable from person to person.
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