Just wondering if anyone else has undergone this procedure.
In Feb 2008 I had a PLIF at L5-S1, and Wallis Implant at L4-L5.
I have had persistent pain at about L4-L5, and am very tender at the site still. I have had MRI, bone scan, and X-ray: the fusion looks good, but there is some uptake in the region of the Wallis.
I don't have any leg pain, but a lot of muscle spasm in my lower back, and the constant urge to twist and "click" it back into place.
My surgeon believes that the Wallis is irritating surrounding tissue, and wishes to remove it.
If anyone has undergone this revision, I would be interested in feedback.
I had a horror run after my fusion (mainly relating to morphine etc), and am worried about further surgery.
My surgeon has described the procedure as simple, indicating 2-4 days in hospital.
Grateful for any advice!!!!