I just found out one of my rods is broken in two places in the L5 area. There are two breaks and a few cracks. I see people saying it cant happen well I've seen the breaks and I can plainly see they are broken. Now I have to have more surgery to fix it. I don't know who's fault it is, the maker of the rods or the doctor and I don't care what I care about is the pain and how to fix it.
My doctor has an interest in the making of the rods used my back so my concern is finding out what really went wrong and how it wont happen again. My fusion is from the T9 thru Sacrum and I had it 4 yrs ago. I'm 47 and female.
I felt the rods break, I was bending over ( well my version of bending ) and I felt a pop and got a major stabbing pain, when resting didn't work and it got worse I went to my PA who sent me to my surgeon. He said he had never seen anything like it before. So reading on here that it cant happen is surprising considering the number of people who say its happened and the fact that their doctors are telling them that's what it is.
I would like to hear from anyone who this happened to and see how they are dealing with it