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Thoracic Scoliosis Surgery

I had thoracic scoliosis surgery on Jan.3, 2013. I got compartment syndrome and had to have a fasciatomy. I was having a lot of muscle spasms and pain. I went to the ER several times and was told I was just healing. I went to the ER at the hospital where my vascular surgeon is due to one of my sites on my left leg was swollen. They did an US on my back and I was diagnosed with Mersa in my back at my hardware. I now have loose screws and am not fused. In pain everyday and always sick to my stomach.
Rena M.


  • Compartment syndrome is really nasty. Hopefully it has been spotted in time to sort it out before there is serious damage.

    I had MRSA following surgery. Lucky for me it was in the chest drain and never reached the site of the spine surgery itself. I know that if it the infection isn't controlled quickly it can prevent fusion taking place, as has happened to you. Presumably they are going to redo the surgery soon and hopefully this time they will get it right.

    My heart goes out to you and I sincerely hope this nightmare will soon be over for you and you will soon be on the road to recovery.

    Best wishes

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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
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