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Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (Thoracic)

Ranger JimRRanger Jim Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm new to the forum, had my surgery(EXLIFT) on Feb. 4 of last year (2011). I had some pain but more I had loss of control, weakness, and numbness of my left leg (including foot) and right foot. I had the normal recovery regime, p.t, etc.. What I am waiting for is for the nerves to regenerate and the numbness to completely go away if it can. I have my right foot back completely, it no longer feels like I have tissue in my left shoe but the muscles in my left leg always feel tight and the front side of my left leg still has the surface numbness down through the top of my left foot. I'm looking. My T-10, T-11 were fused because the disc was bulging and pinching the spinal cord in half (it looked like someone put a vise-grip on it). Any thoughts or personal experiences would be appreciated.


EXLIFT of T-10, T-11
UCSF Deviren, V. M.D


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what quetions we can. i am sorry i don't have anything to offer as far as your problems but i am sure others will stop by! i did want to say hello!! please make yourself at home on the forums and make use of any information you find..good luck with your pain problems and i hope your recovery is complete! Jenny :)
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