Does anybody know what pseudoarthrosis is and how it is resolved? Here is my C-T scan results:
"partial sacralization right side of L5 vertebra with the first sacral segment resulting in a pseudoarthrosis with marginal osseous hypertrophy..."
What does this mean? My surgeon wants to take the hardware out (already know that is causing a problem - screws are threw the muscle and tissue...) and then evaluate at time of surgery when I am under if they should fuse L5-S1 b/c of this. He is thinking yes, but said they will only know if it is a problem when they get in there...
This will be my third major surgery in less than two years, and I have had it.
Does anybody know what this means - do I need surgery to repair pseudoarthrosis?