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revision pliff

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Im 27 and have had 3 back surgies since Feb of 08. My last was a revision pliff. If anyone knows, when doctor replaces screws does he use a different location of the spine or the same location. Doc says he used larger screws. Common sense says he used the same. Since the surgery the pain has become worse, and went to another doc and they are thinking that the screws have come loose and have striped out the hole.


  • how new hardware works, but often loose screws can be seen on CT.

    I do know that hardware being too large can increase pain.

    Out of curiousity, do you get a lot of popping noises in your back when you change position? A noise like cracking your knuckles and brief increased pain then?
  • Hi Kevin,

    Welcome to Spine health. I am sorry that you been having so much problems, three back surgeries in less than a year, ouch! You mentioned that you have a new doctor, hopefully he will be able to help you.

    Good luck!

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  • I dont have that noise in my back, but I do have that noise in my neck. No surgies yet.?
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