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I am now just over 6 months post double ALIF surgery at L4-S1. Had my check up yesterday and I've to have further surgery. While the fuse is healing well, I am still in a lot of pain when I extend my lumbar spine. Flexion is ok, limited movement but not painful, uncomfortable is more accurate.
I was scanned and had x-rays completed at the check up and both show bad arthritis in the two vertebrae I had fused. The bone spurs at the back side of the spine are crumbling, rubbing away and creating inflammation resulting in a build up of fluid at the base of my back.
So, he's going back in via a posterior route this time to add rods and screws to shore up the fuse. At least it's keyhole this time so hopefully a faster recovery.
Anyone else had further surgery after anterior fuse??
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