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loose screws in T2 area

cinziaccinzia Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Recovering from Surgery
HELP! just learned from CT scan that I have loose screws around the T2 area (following cervical fusion last July). My neurosurgeon believes the screws have pulled away from the bone evn more than radiologist report suggests. Seeing him in a few days; in meantime, have been in peristant pain w/stiffness and tigtness in upper back for past few months - and has gotten worse. Has anyone had this problem? What are the options to correct loose screws? I believe I have fused sufficiently, but don't know for sure.


  • Only your doctor knows what to do. Some people have posted about having hardware removed. I'm curious to hear what he says.

    What levels did they fuse and what was your diagnosis? I ask because I had one surgeon propose a fusion from c5-t2 because of c7 issues.

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