I had a pedicle screw fixation in August 2009 (even though my doctor told me he was doing an entirely different surgery) and 1 year later a CT scan showed no fusion and a PARS fracture. The pain after surgery is much, much worse than it was before surgery. I wish I had never agreed to the fusion. Now I am advised that TWO surgeries are needed and I won't be a whole lot better after months of recovery. What is the point?
I can't seem to get straight answers from anyone.
What I would really like to try is taking the titanium OUT - if no fusion has taken place, WHY can't it be taken out?
That still leaves the PARS fracture of L5. Has anyone ever had one of those and what did it take to fix it?