Healthy non smoker, 1 yr Post PLIF, still in major pain and 1yr CT scan confirms minimal fusion posterior, none anterior and laterally only on the left side. On top of that, due to non-union i have end plate erosion on both levels that is worsened since my 6 month post op CT. I would like to wait it out another 4-6 months to hope for more fusion, but the erosion doesn't afford me that luxury. Dr recommends anterior revision to swap out plastic spacers for larger titanium cages, using BMP and cadaver bone again.
Anyone else experience end plate erosion due to non-union? I'm afraid that if I don't get the revision the erosion will continue.
Thanks for replys