Any input will be helpful. I am 6 months post op from ACDF, 2 level fusion. I had the anterior approach with the plates between and pins to hold them. I am not sure what hardware the surgeon used. I know that on the X-Ray, they are positioned between the bone and positioned on an angle.
Now, heres the kicker, I was doing ok, had some throat issues for four weeks post op, that went away with medrol dose pak.
The operation was a complete success as far as my arm and hand pain. I am 100% since day one with that!
My neck has been quite painful, but as of three weeks ago i was in unbearable pain. I begged for an xray after being dismissed and told that I need to move on.
Well, my doc was shocked! One of the plates or whatever it is in there, CRACKED in half! Undoubtedly causing my pain.
Has any ever heard of this plate breaking like that.
I dont even know what is to come because he just gave me pain meds and said to carry them with me at all times, and hell see me in three weeks. He said he never saw this before. He didnt know what to say.