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Pain from fusion

Rob1974RRob1974 Posts: 1
edited 12/19/2015 - 3:26 AM in Lower Back Pain
I recently sept 13 had my l5-s1 fusion.
While in hospital I had horrible pain, they ordered cat scan and surgeon said I had a cracked pedicle bone.
He went in 3 days later for a "revision"
After the nerve pain went away and my back was healing it felt good considering.
About 2 weeks ago I had horrible pain in lower left back on the bone itself. It's the same side as "revision".
I went to e.r, they did a cat scan and the results were a fracture in the same area as previous fracture.
I followed up with surgeon he said said" it's the fracture from the surgery 3 months ago"
He also referred me to a hip specialist and physical therapy for back.
My back is killing me and I know my hip is ok.
The pain radiates across my hip and lower abdomen. I'm going for a second opinion becouse I think my surgeon is "washing his hands" of me. Probably becouse of the i rial mistake he made and had to correct.
I'm a healthy 40 year old male, no history of a hip problem.
Has this happened to anybody else?
Rob holler


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  • triagemisterttriagemister Posts: 1
    edited 12/19/2015 - 6:51 AM
    can someone translate this for me? "l4/l5, there is an annular disc bulge as well as ligamentum
    flavum and facet hypertrophy. there is posterior disc osteophyte
    complex which is more prominent on the right. this contributes to
    severe canal stenosis. there is bilateral lateral recess
    stenosis. there is moderate to severe right-sided neural
    foraminal stenosis" having mod-sev low back pain and lt leg numbness and weakness.

    thank you.

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