Re: Fusion T12-L1 = not stiff?
I just have to ask for your opinion/experience on this:
I was just told by a doctor (back specialist) that the stiffness from a fusion of T12-L1 would have NO drawbacks in practical life - I can't believe this!
I seems to me that you'd be stiff and restricted in movement??
It's an unusual level to fuse but I hope someone here has experience..
I think that there will be restrictions. My husband is fused from T11-L2 with carbon fiber cages four rods and four plates and numerous screws.His ortho said not to bend at all, even to shave, get one of those expandable mirrors to put on the wall. No bending or twisting at all. Last visit Jan 8 he said even no physical therapy, only walking, as he can stand it.
Last edited by Alagal; 01-19-2004 at 05:07 AM.