Hi everyone last July I had a 2 level fusion L4-S1 due to a powerlifting accident. I was recently injured at work and had a myelogram which revealed that a piece of bone had broken off and displaced the S1 nerve root. My NS said that I need surgery now to repair the damage and therefore has scheduled me for surgery on Thursday morning. He said that he will be removing the hardware to gain access to the new injury. I am wondering what they do to fix the nerve and what my recovery will be like for something like this? I appeciate any and all advice anyone may have for me.
PLIF L4-S1 July-2008