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L4 L5 failed back surgery and nerve damage drop foot 2years now

Hoping somebody can discuss L4 L5 fussion with rod and 4 screws. This failed resulting in lnow loose screws and rods I have nerve damage to my right foot resulting in drop foot now just over two years out.Is there a chance this can ever come back. Asking for heip and any suggestions
paula ashley


  • Have you had foot drop for 2 years, or have you just developed it? If you have just developed it and they are able to revise your fusion and get the nerve clear, your foot drop should improve. I had foot drop, but it was caused by the surgeries and I was able to regain full use/movement etc... took tons of physical therapy. I know the longer it persists the more likely the nerve can be damaged beyond what it can heal... but hopefully that isn't the case for you. Have you been needing the brace?

    Sorry to hear about your failed fusion... so disappointing. I am also "non-union" at L4/L5. That's just a coincidence though.

    Best of luck to you. What does your surgeon say?
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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