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Hardware Removal?

CRASH21CCRASH21 Posts: 139
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. I have been noticing a few posts about hardware removal. Is this common practice. I just assumed that stuff stayed in. Is it only removed due to complications or is it usually removed after fusion at a later date? I would hate to think of any more surgeries?


  • depends on the person. 10 years ago my hubby had 3 surgeries and ended up haing the hardware taken out because it was catching on scsr tissue. He has never regretted dicision but you must alway check with you doc and do the right,,,,take care , Miki
  • The hardware usually stays in, unless there are some problems associated with it, then it can be removed, but not before the person is fused. I asked that same question from by OS just before the surgery, and he said it is not very frequent. This is why he is using an Xray machine during surgery to make sure that all rods and screws are placed just right.

    So hopefully you can keep yours.

    Kin :) ;) :) ;)
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