I just had a 12 week xray after my L2-4 fusion in June. I looked at my xray on my own. I see all the hardware but no changes since my 6 week xray (at least not that I notice). I see my surgeon on Friday but I'm inpatient, lol! My physical therapist sot of indicated that at 12 weeks she usually sees some white spots that indicate bone growth. Other people tell me not to expect to see anything until at least 6 months. I'm so confused! Which is it? I don't see any white spots on my xrays. I have had a weird recovery in that I had to do more bending and twisting and lifting than normal at the 5 week mark and so I'm scared I ruined my surgery by doing so much too soon and don't know when to start being worried about a failed fusion. If anyone has any info on this, I'd appreciate it!
Severe DDD in S1-T12. 5 disc herniations. 5 compression fractures. Had a 2 level lumbar fusion/decompression on June 12, 2013. L4-5 foraminotomy on Jan 8, 2014, Right SI fusion in Oct 2014. Scheduled for L4-5 fusion to existing fusion on Sept 28, 2015