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CT Report Clarification

jp91jjp91 Posts: 2
edited 08/13/2013 - 8:10 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Can someone tell me what this means and is the fusion most likely on its way to failing.

---CT Scan C5/C6 Anterior Fusion: There is bone density within the cage, but a thin bony cleft is seen at the midportion of the cage, suggesting incomplete bony fusion.-----

This CT scan was taken 12 months post op.

Thank You

C5/C6 Anterior Fusion 2011
L5/S1 Lumbar Fusion 2004
--Chronic Neck, Right Shoulder, Right Arm, Upper Pectoral Pain after C5/C6 Fusion
--Mod Trapezius Atrophy after C5/C6 Fusion


  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 08/13/2013 - 7:03 PM
    I'm sorry but none of us are doctors and therefore, we can not give you any information regarding your CT report. You will need to discuss the results with your surgeon.
    He or she will be able to discuss those options with you and what the report means as far as possible outcomes or further need for surgery.
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