I am going on Thursday to have a minimally invasive surgery called Aspen cage. I was told it uses two cylinders that is filled with bone fragments for fusion then a "cage" hook them together.
Hx of Spondolythesis grade 1. DDD. Fusing L4-L5.
It is that I can't sleep at night with pain to the knees and I am forever tired..so deceided to go for it. now I am nervous. I can't believe I got scheduled for thursday...
I stay overnight. Back to work in two weeks. Will be wearing a brace..
Any information greatly appreciated.
I was on here a while ago had a cervical fusion with hardware..Hopefully this won't be to bad. I am scheduled to work Dec. 18. Do homecare hospice nursing...Wish me luck...
2007 ACDF C6 - C7
2010 Aspen Cage L4,L5 for Grade 2 Spondo and spinal stenosis
2011 Non-Union C6-C7, Revision Posterior fusion with hardware.
2012 Failed fusion of L4, L5. Revision L4, L5 Fusion with hardware.