I had surgery December 17 of last year. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis with bilateral pars defect at both levels. Planned for 1 level l5-s1. Wound up being 2 level l4-s1. PLIF with PEEK interbody fusion at l5-s1. Disc retained at l4. Grafting material from removed pars defect and supplemented by BMP.
Successful Fusion. Pain Reduced by 95%+. I plan to go back to skiing this year. 1st ski day Thanksgiving weekend!!!
For someone in need, meaning without insurance coverage or alternate means to pay for a bone stimulator. I offer my orthofix bone stimulator for free. Cost is approximately $5k to buy. I will package it up and mail it to you. If you have a planned lumbar spinal fusion it is likely you will need this device. It will need to be reprogrammed to your doctors specifications which I am sure he/she can arrange. Website below...http://www.orthofix.com/products/spine_spinalstim.asp?cid=25
Please respond here or send me a message if you are interested...