Ok so after having my PLIF on 3/1/2011 i successfully backed of and found much success in PT, yoga, NSAIDS, ice/heat, tens etc,
Around thanksgiving 2011 developed a deep, bruising and constant pain.
After much dismissal from internsists , PM specialists and neurologists i finally forced the issue on my neurosurgeon with mri/ct reports showing cysts and fluid buildup in the vertebrae and discspace suspect for osteomyelitis.
Well my neurosurgeon demands film and he finds multiple micro fractures and "holes" as he would describe post-op from the cyst. 2 of the pedical screws were loose to the point of displacement in the near futre [3mos at max he said].
My question revolves around the "disintegration" of the BMP material for the bone graft which he, as the cedars sinai spine center directr, could find only 3 othr cases out of 1200 in the literature.
Anyone else familiar with this, as i am now suffering at day 5 from my emergency alif to remedy.