question about 2nd cervical fusion needed & hardware removal
I had an ACDF C5-C7 in 2007. I am now facing another surgery at the level of C7 and possibly C4. My surgeon said they would need to remove all the hardware placed in the initial surgery and I am wondering why. I was in such shock that I needed yet another surgery 3 years later (and I'm only 35) that I didn't think to ask. The original surgery went well and everything "fused" properly. The original hardware is not causing any problems. Thanks so much for any info!!!
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