I am 3 1/2 weeks post op for a 2 level 360 fusion and have already started to fuse. My NS told me during my pre-op appointment that once I am fused, she will go back in and remove the hardware (plate - anterior, rods and screws - posterior) She was saying 9 months - but it may be sooner as I am healing and fusing quickly.
This question my sound silly but will she have to go back in on both sides of the spine to remove the hardware? Has anyone on this site ever had the hardware removed without any reason but the choice of their surgeon?
Thanks for any input not to mention the ending support at this site.