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not sure where to post this....

Has anyone felt so good after surgery that you wonder if you have moved the wrong way and the screws come out?

I have a thin S1 so very short screws and wonder about the holding strength. I don't see my neurosurgeon until May 20. In 15 years of neurosurgery he has never had an anatomical case like mine so there is no precent for him to refer back to.

Just wondering

Judy 50
microdisectomy L5/S1 February 13 2012
PLIF L5/S1 January 31 2014; TLIF L5/S1 February 4 2014; 3rd surgery revision of screws L5/S1 February 4 2014


  • Consider yourself lucky that you do feel so good. Many outcomes are not that way. However the screws that they use are extremely durable and would be difficult to break although it can happen I wouldn't be concerned about it. If there is anything however that does concern you such as sudden pain or something new it is always best to consult with your doctor first.
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