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Fusion Under Rods

BkinsBBkins Posts: 364
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just kind of wondering how many of you are fused under the rods that were installed in your fusion surgery? And how long did it take to fuse under both rods. I had my surgery, one level, in 1/2010 and am still not completely fused under one of the rods which is now 18 months later. I am completely fused where the cage was put in and also around the screw that was installed in the front of my spine. One side of the rod(s) is completely fused but only a partial fusion on the other side.

Just curious if this is normal or if others actually know what is fused and what is not. I think a lot of people hear they are fused and don't look any further but there are a bunch of different locations that need to fuse when rods, screws, and cages are installed.
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