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PSO on Friday, March 29

Well, here I am, 2 more days to this huge, complicated surgery! Going today for pre-op meeting with surgeon. I hope to get lots of answers.

It was described as one or two osteotomy in lumbar with cage up to T2 or T3. So my back will be rigid. I'm worried the most, after pain concerns, about how I will be moving afterwards. I've had information provided by several here trying to explain what I will be like post-surgery. 

I will be back this afternoon with the exact plan. Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated! Bonnie



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526

    For those that do not know what PSO Means:   Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy  is a surgical procedure used in adults and children to correct certain deformities of the spine.

    I really dont know much about this surgery.  The one thing I did read is that the normal hospital stay is from 3 to 7 days.   Based on current insurance plans, this has to be a big surgery for that kind of hospital stay.

    Good Luck, I hope it solves the problems

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • I just got back from the pre-op meeting with my surgeon. He is planning an osteotomy at L4, 4" screws into my pelvis for stabilization and the screws & cage to T3! This is a huge surgery and a very aggressive approach at my age, 70.

    But what are my choices? Only 2, have this surgery or stay like I am. I've lived with my back continuing in hunch over for years until now my ribs are sitting on my pelvic bones! My neck is killing me from trying to look up when I'm standing. So I'm ready to do this and I  trust my surgeon. He advises me of what to expect and he is doing everything he can to help me feel confident.

    I'm ready! Let's go! I'll let you know how it went ASAP afterwards. Prayers are appreciated! 

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  • Good luck with your surgery, and keep that positive attitude, it will go a long way.

    Veritas-Health Moderator

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