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Hardware removal

humnbirdhhumnbird Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi! I am on year from revised L3-L5 spinal fusion as my first one did not fuse in 2008.(non smoker) Still having a great deal of pain. Right leg numbness and neuropathy.Still taking Percocet 1-2 times a day depending on pain level and activities. Wore a bone stimulator for 9 months. Went to surgeon yesterday. Stated that my x-rays look good, sent me for CT scan, stated that I "looked" fused, does not know what is causing my discomfort. Wants to repeat CT scan in another 9 months and see about hardware removal as one of the screws is long and next to a blood vessel. States that I may bleed into my belly. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!

Thanks, Humnbird
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