As some of you may know I have had some ups and downs in my recovery but the last six months were great!
My post op infection has now come back and I saw my surgeon today (feel like I live at his office!). He says the bloods show infection and the x ray shows the screws are loose.
He says the screws being loose is probably because of the infection.
Now, in my head, the worst case scenario was hardware removal, and from what I had read on here that wouldn't be too bad in terms of recovery.
But he said that he thinks the infection may have got into the fusion and ate at the bone and so he may need to 1) redo the fusion or 2) put some more bmp in the fusion site after taking the screws out.
So it now seems that my best case scenario is hardware removal.
I wondered if anyone can tell me how hard the recovery is from a redo and/or the extra bone procedure?
I am a bit fed up because I was fairly sure back in October that this was a deep infection and not the superficial one that he hoped it would be.
Anyway, if anyone has any info I would really appreciate it.