I am 3 weeks post-op from sacroiliac fusion surgery. Unfortunately, I passed out and fell a few days ago. I landed on my face and knees so it wasn't a direct blow to the surgical site, but I'm sure I put stress on the screws because when I hit the ground I was bent at the waist, my back went into extension, and I think I twisted. I called my surgeon and he said if I had severe pain and felt the screws had moved to go to the ER for a ct scan to check things. My pain was only mildly increased, so I did not think I needed to go to the ER. I really don't want a ct because of all the radiation.
My pain is now back to the normal post-op level I've been having, but I just can't shake the anxiety that I've somehow damaged the fusion. Has anyone else ever fallen after fusion surgery? Do you think I'd definitely know if I had knocked a screw loose (I have 2 stabilizing the joint)? I have no idea how fragile the screws/bone is, and I've tried to be so careful it just makes me sick that I fell.