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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I just had a ct scan and would love some help in figuring out what all this means.

There is osseois ingrowth into the disc spaces, and ther are small foci of osseois bridging through the interosseous spacers and around the disc margins.

Moderately advanced bilateral SI joint DJD is present, with vacuum phenomenon and sclerosis on both sides of both joints. Possible stress reactions at the anterolateral margins of the sacrum bilaterally, with faint lucencies currounded by sclerosis to the SI joints.

My biggest concern is that the double fusion was not a complete sucess. Any help at all would be great.


  • where were you fused...what kind of pain are you in?
  • i had a L4 -S1 360 degree fusion. I am in a ton of pain for a variety of reasons. I developed a horrible post op infection in my belly where I was cut open for the hardware. The surgery was in december of 08 and I still have an open wound. My right foot has developed planter fascitias(sp?) and my toes are numb.
  • not being a dr i really dont know if mechanically the surgery was successful. there are degenerative issues below the fusion that may be causing pain. also the infection and any swelling associated with it could be a factor. i'm sorry you still have an open wound at such a long time after surgery. if you are not happy with the answers your surgeon is giving you i would certainly seek another opinion because it certainly needs attention....keep us informed as to how you make out....pete
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