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hardware removal at L4-L5, then Fusion at L5-S1
I have now the opinion of two docs and still have so many questions. One of them (Dr. M.) wants to leave the hardware in - that has two loose screws he continues to overlook (two docs confirmed they are loose) then fuse at L5-S1. With Spacers
If I go with the 2nd doctor (Dr. L.) who will most definitely take out the troublesome L4-L5 hardware - what will happen to that weakened area?? Then put in hardware at L5-S1 - won't that put pressure on L4-L5?
I will be asking the Dr. L this when I see him next but seeing how I am an R.N. and worked in the Recovery Room, I.C.U. and other areas my brain starts going over the logistics of it.
What do you guys think?