What does everyone have as far as hardware after their fusion?
All I have is cages and screws. My PM doc said he has never seen anything like it before!
He said the screws are at odd angles, and that there should be a plate or rod to hold the area together.
I have to admit that this comment has me a little freaked out!
This all came about a few weeks ago. I went in for facet joint injections, and was on the table under the C-arm xray equipment. There was a conversation regarding the appearance of the fusion between the xray tech, the doc and the other members of the treatment team. I had not yet been sedated (not sure if they were aware of that fact) and when a question was asked about when the fusion was done, I answered........ That is the last thing I remember until I woke up in recovery.
At my last PM appt., my doctor discussed the situation with me and my husband.
I appreciate any information anyone can provide!!