I had an ALIF 18 months ago (L3-S1) and my CT Scan shows very little bone growth. I have been wearing a bone growth stimulator for 6 months. My neurosurgeon has advised that I need to have 3 pedicle screws placed using a posterior approach, as well as bone graft with BMP laid along all three levels. Since my original surgery I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and I have started taking Humira and Methotrexate to treat the Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm seeking advice from anyone who has had or knows of someone who has had a similar experience. Thank you!
2007 and 2010 L4-S1 Microdiscectomies; helped for a total of 3 years between the 2 of them.
10/03/2012....back reconstruction L3-S1...large titanium "seperators" were put at each level with synthetic bone graft material.