I am scheduled to have my lumbar hardware from 2002 removed, rods, screws, etc. I am worried about getting an infection more than anything. In 2002 I got a MRSA and was in ICU 34 days, 2 debriedments, 4 mos on a picc line, 1 yrs on oral antibiotics. Does anyone know the rate of infection when doing a repeat posterior surgery on the same site? Any info would be appreciated.