My PLIF was 3 weeks ago. My incision is completely healed, no redness, no tenderness. Right above the start of the incision, there is an area of swelling and it hurts to touch. It is about the size of a quarter. I think it might be from the brace? It hurts A LOT to put the brace on it but i just dont know what it is. Anyone have experience or suggestions? My dr office is an hr away so i dont want to call cuz you know they will say to come in.
DDD 2 level ALIF L3-L5 in 2007. 4/11/13 posterior fusion w/decompression on L5-S1.