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Recovery from Open Tlif

I had a interbody fusion at L3L4 with screws and rod on one side only. This is my 2 fusion surgery first one in 1999 had L4L5 and L5s1 fusion. Doctor told me that 16 years is pretty good time that my disc below had affected the L3L4. So 12 days out and right now no pain meds for the last 6 hours , This was only a one level but it was very painful! One more thing the surgery only lasted 90min. my first surgery was 7 hours.
Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4


  • I just like to say that I read a lot of people that had a soso results from there surgery. My first fusion was a big surgery 7 hours 2 levels two 5 inch scars one was for the bone graft from the hip. It was 16 years with no pain. This one was one level L3l4 screws and rod 90 minutes long and for the last 4 to 5 days very little pain. Today 15 days later pain hmm 1 maybe 2 level just taking Tylenol.
    Had L4L5 and L5s1 fused in 1999
    10/27/15 TLIF of L3L4
    360 OLIF revision on 7/6/16 for L3L4
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 11/11/2015 - 4:25 AM
    When you said your first fusion 1999 and no pain for 16 years, what a very great experience for you!
    And I image quite an encouragement to others!
    So glad you posted!

    Also, good to hear you're doing very well with your recent recovery!
    Wish you all the best!
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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