check up. Everything with the XLIF fusion w/basket and BMP has gone well. The incisions have healed. The fusion is almost 50%. And the Dr. released me from all restrictions. He said I could do what ever I can bear??? (I think that means it may hurt) but won't do damage. I do still have pains. But I have to keep in mind. I've had 2 failed fusions before. I had a lot of surgeries, including 1 to fix my scs that tore loose from it's anchors. And move it. Just 16 days ago. And I'm 61 years old. :P So The older you get, the harder it is to recover from a surgery.
Ken, Graham and I have all had similar lateral surgeries. And I think there is a consensus That all 3 of us have had very good results. Even though the surgeries, and the results may vary somewhat we all would recommend this new high tech surgery. =D>
My surgeon says he is sure there was NO NERVE DAMAGE with this surgery and it should continue to improve over the next 18 mos. As the nerves decompress.
Anyone interested in finding out more about this technology Should just type in XLIF or NewVasive in the blue box at the top of the page. And just surf from there. Mucho info!
Good luck, Jim
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