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double surgery

javertjjavert Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Is this common?

A MIS TLIF is done, and it is discovered through CAT Scans one of the pedicle screws breeched the bone, because the test for that is not 100% reliable. So a second surgery is needed to reposition the screw.
If so, what would be the expected recovery from this 2nd surgery?


  • So, has anyone ever heard of this situation?
  • I haven't had my surgery yet, but I've read where others have had problems with their screws and hardware.

    If you go to the top of the forum - do "search forum" and put in something like "pedicle screws" - and you'll see quite a few posts about them and problems/solutions that others have had.

    I hop this helps a bit and keep us posted on what's going on, kay?
  • I don't know about repositioning the screws, but I had mine removed a couple months ago. It wasn't nearly as difficult as putting them in. In fact it was outpatient and I only spent about 2 hours after surgery at the hospital.
  • I am also suffering from this double sugary problem i cant have words to explain that what my situation is its very painful.
  • David,
    How long since your 2nd surgery?

    Mine was July 8 (the initial was June 20, so they were very close together), and the pain remains extraordinarily high. I keep getting told we should see improvement very soon...but I am getting very worried. Don't want to be on these meds much longer.
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