I've noticed from many other posts over quite a few months now that people who have had a 2-level fusion have usually been fitted with 6 screws. Well, I've only got FOUR :S
I know the National Health Service in the UK is under strict instructions to save money wherever possible, but they wouldn't skimp on hardware, would they? That would just be absurd.
It's now got me wondering why I have only got 4 screws. Maybe it's because my vertebrae are much closer together than other people's (I don't know this for a fact, I'm only guessing). I'm sure that whatever hardware has been used must have been tested numerous times, and it must have been found to be totally effective, totally safe and totally secure......????? I DO HOPE SO !!!!
I know this is very random, and probably quite odd and sad of me, but I'm intrigued now. Would you be happy to tell me:
What country you live in?
What type of fusion did you have?
How many levels?
How many screws have been used?
I'd be interested to find out if it makes any difference what country you live in, but I doubt it.
Thank you [in advance] for any replies I get.
2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!