Anyone out there heard of this one?
Had posterior fusion at C1/C2(halo brace and all) in 1999 due to Rheumatoid arthritis and a whiplash following a fender bender. Several years later discover wire has come loose. Doc's say this is not all that unusual. However the fact that the wire has migrated towards the spinal cord and "appears to be intruding into the dura mater" is raising eyebrows. The evaluation to date is that the risk factor associated with correcting the problem does not warrant intervention. "Death or paralysis,but not necessarily in that order." Don't you just love them docs with their refined bedsides manners?
As the cervical and lumbar both look like San Fransisco railroad tracks after the 1906 quakes is not helping matters.
Several Doc's have said, "never seen this before." Heck of a way to claim uniqueness!
Anyone out there with any near similar experience, would love to hear from you.
Keep up the good fight.