Hi all, I am exactly 12 months post op from L4-L5, L5-S1 minimally invasive spinal fusion with rods and screws. Due to some pain, tearing into the tissue and the fact we can feel the screws backing out on the right side I am having the screws removed from the right side of the fusion. Left side luckily is fine and no issues.
Doc said that although the first surgery was minimally invasive he will have to remove the screws via the old technique of a large incision. Can anyone tell me what to expect as far as recovery and pain level? Surgery is Friday the 22nd.