Hi, I was recently (i.e. 2 days ago) told that I need major back surgery again.
My last surgery (1 year ago) had many complications 1 of which was 3 infections. I was told in follow up visits (with my Infectious Diseases Dr.) that 1 of these infections, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa could flare up if I was to ever get hit hard in the back...
The procedure the doctor thinks I should have would cut parts of the spine to reshape it, add osteomies and instrumentation to connect the thoracic to the pelvis with bilateral iliac screws and also reattach onto existing hardware that begins at T1.
Anyways, does anyone know if this procedure will reawaken the infection?