I had a PLIF on 2/25 with a cage, rods, and pedicle screws. I was released from the hospital yesterday. Today I started noticing major welps developing around my surgical incisions. I have four incisions that are about 1 inch each. The steri strips are fallen off, so I know its not a reaction to that. I would say possibly the meds, but that's a long shot because they are only located around the incision sites. Plus Ive been on them before (Fentanyl 50 mcg patch, oxycodone 30 mg every 4 hours, robaxin every 8 hours, and valium every 8 hours). I'm not running a fever, but obviously there is pain at the incision site. I'm worried I'm starting to have a reaction to the hardware. Has this happened to anyone else? Any thoughts? I have an appointment with my surgeon tomorrow....
Bulging discs T12-L3
Annular Tears with Disc Extrusion L4-S1
Moderate Central Canal Stenosis
Moderate Foraminal Stenosis
Enlarged Facet Joints/Ligaments
L4-L/5 PLIF with cages, rods, screws 2/15