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Old 02-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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Re: xlif for L4-L5 plif for L5-S1

Did you see more than one spine surgeon?

Are you aware of anything "unusual" with your lower lumbar area? I just can't figure out why they would want to do two surgeries. It will make recovery more difficult and obviously I am not a doctor, but I just can't figure out why they would do this. While it is common to do a ALIF and PLIF, it is done for specific reasons that a PLIF and TLIF would not accomplish. Sorry to keep mentioning this, but it is just so odd and I am really curious to know their reasoning.

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