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Old 10-23-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Wink Harrington Rod & Fusion

Hi there. I'm new to this site and I think it's great! I had a harrington rod and fusion done when I was sixteen yrs.old now I'm 42. I haven't really had any major problems other than a little back pain in my upper back around my shoulder blade area. Unfortunately now I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis at a grade1 L5 - S1. Some days are good and some bad. I am just wondering if anybody out there could shed some light on this disease for me as I don't really know much about it. Is it an rapidly increasing disease? and has anybody had a surgery from it? and what was the outcome?
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In 1977 had Harrington Rod and Fusion done due to Scoliosis.
In 1993 had emergency surgery done for Ulcerative Colitis.
In 1995 had pelvic pouch(internal) done.
Two months later had to go back and have Illestomy closed.
Now almost 1 year having chronic lower back pain due to Spondylolesthesis, and DDD, and also still have a 31 degree curse to back.
Also have a dextro-scoliosis and a levo-scoliosis.

 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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Hi Marg

I'm sorry - I don't have a clue but I wanted to welcome you to the boards none the less.

Someone will be along shortly that has had experience or knows someone who has.

I hope today is one of your good days.



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gbr

1st lumbar MRI showed 4 bulging lumbar discs and 3 bulging thoracic discs
Diagnosed with JDD
lumbar discograms
4 Level failed IDET
another lumbar disco
4 Confirmed torn lumbar discs, 2 full thickness
Issues now with c-spine & upper thoracic
Fusion of L5/S1 scheduled 3/5/03 (PLIF)
Fusion successful - feeling better all the time
Major pain on L side of neck to shoulder - MRI revealed 2 shot discs (C5/6 & 6/7)
3 upper thoracic discs bulging as well
2 level ACDF scheduled for Oct. 28, 2003
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PLIF 3/03
2 level ACDF 10/03
Redo 10/04 & hdwr remove L5/S1
10/10/06 PLIF L4/5, Dynesys L3/4

 
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Old 10-24-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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Hi G.B.R.,
Thank you for your response and the welcome. I was noticing in you note that you have a surgery coming up soon. What are you having done, Unfortunately I am not familiar with alot of the short terminology (ACDF).
I wish you all the best and good luck!!!
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In 1977 had Harrington Rod and Fusion done due to Scoliosis.
In 1993 had emergency surgery done for Ulcerative Colitis.
In 1995 had pelvic pouch(internal) done.
Two months later had to go back and have Illestomy closed.
Now almost 1 year having chronic lower back pain due to Spondylolesthesis, and DDD, and also still have a 31 degree curse to back.
Also have a dextro-scoliosis and a levo-scoliosis.

 
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