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What are main reasons for surgery revisions?

meydey321mmeydey321 Posts: 2,435
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi, I was just curious after seeing all these different posts for surgical revisions of different causes.
What usually happens and how long after the prior surgery, does a surgeon decide to go back in? What makes them pull the hardware out? Can the screws be seen pressing on a nerve on a CT/Myelogram or MRI.



  • I had surgery in 1993. In 2007 the Dr daid I had Post Laminectomy Syndrome which caused sciatica so he performed a 4-level PLIF.

  • Meydey, it seems to me that non-fusion, bmp complications, and adjacent disc disease are the main reason for fusion revisions. Sue
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