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Spine fusion C2-T2

MtmoosegirlMMtmoosegirl Posts: 2
edited 04/10/2014 - 2:17 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Looks like I will be going in for another surgery in a little over a weeks Currently fused c3-C7. Nuero surgeon confirmed a failed fusion at c5-6 with a high grade stenosis, progressive degeneration and stenosis at c2 and T2. So the plan will be to fix 5/6 and fuse three more levels leaving me fused from C2-t2. I was told that fusing at the C1 and t2 create a stronger structure for the fusion and less likely to have to go in for another neck surgery (this will be my 4th). Not that I have much mobility now, I am extremely concerned about this as well as quality of life. Any one have feedback?
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  • Have you consulted with any other surgeon to see what he thinks before going ahead with this surgery? It is a huge surgery, and the more levels you have done , the less likely that fusion will occur across the larger areas.
    Why would your surgeon not repair or at least attempt to repair the failed fusion, before extending the fusion area further and thus reducing your mobility and flexibility further...
    I always suggest that before someone undergoes surgery, it is wise to see at least one other surgeon for confirmation and to be sure that the type of surgery is the best option.
  • Yes its A DREADFUL SURGERY,i am 7 days post-op on a front c-2 to t-3 fusion and a at the same time rear rods/screws,and graphed fusion from c2 to t5 roughly,but loss of motion and ability is a good bet.....
    C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7 T1,T2,T3,T4,T5 ALL FUSED AND C4,C6,T1 REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH CAGES
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