I have had OA for the past 10 years that began in my hip and has now claimed all of my joints except my left elbow and right knee.
I had ACDF/instrumentation in 2006, C-3 thru C-6. 4 Years post surgery we've found that the lowest level didn't properly fuse, bone spurs, cervical stenosis and OA has further deteriorated spine.
I am scheduled for Posterior Cervical Laminectomy C-3 thru C-7 with autograft and instrumentation on May 19th.
(I still have throbbing hip pain from the first harvest!)
Since I've already had 1 cervical surgery, does this mean that I will continuously need surgeries(I already have bone spurs on most joints) from the OA?
I can just invision having surgery down my entire spine along with hip replacement, knee replacement, the whole nine yards.
Jeez! It's not easy getting old!
Thanks to all of you!