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Surgery for Hardware Removal

iowarobiniiowarobin Posts: 1,268
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. I found out today that I am having my hardware out on September 4th. Has anyone been through this that can tell me what to expect? How long is reocvery, generally, as I know that it isnt the same for all of us. Any infor would be appreciated.


  • Hi, yes I had my pedicle screws and rods removed at 7 months post fusion surgery, due to hardware issues. Click on my story in my signature below, to read about my experience with hardware removal. In summary, it is easier than your initial fusion surgery, but still major surgery. You will still need to do lots of PT rehab but it should be a lot easier this time around. I was back at work, and also recommencing PT at 2 weeks post hardware removal surgery.

    Hope this helps... Bruce
    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • But I'm so excited to find out that Sept 4 is the big day!!!! Hope you have a great recovery!! BTW, love your new profile pic. Looks like you've got one cute grandbaby there!
  • I so wish I could offer some advice. Do you know the technique that will be used? I can imagine that this will affect how quickly you will be up and going. I hope others who have had a two level fusion will answer your question. I will be thinking of you and wishing you a successful outcome. I'll be looking for your post-surgical post. I too am going to remove my hardware as soon as my fusion is solid.
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